Shikohabad

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Shikohabad
city
Shikohabad City
Nickname(s): 
Sakurabad
Shikohabad is located in Uttar Pradesh
Shikohabad
Shikohabad
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°06′N 78°36′E / 27.1°N 78.6°E / 27.1; 78.6Coordinates: 27°06′N 78°36′E / 27.1°N 78.6°E / 27.1; 78.6
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
Founded byDara-Shikoh
Named forDara-Shikoh (Shikoh-abad)
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
Area
 • Total750.11 km2 (289.62 sq mi)
 • Water30 km2 (12 sq mi)
Area rank4
Elevation
163 m (535 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total107,404
 • Rank3
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
283135
Telephone code+91-5676
Vehicle registrationUP-83

Shikohabad is a city and a municipal board in the Firozabad district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

and a municipal board in the Firozabad district of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

Bateshwar, a famous Hindu pilgrimage centre dedicated to Shiva, and also a famous Jain Tirth on the banks of River Yamuna, is situated 22 kilometres south of Shikohabad..

Geography[edit]

Shikohabad is located at 27°06′N 78°36′E / 27.1°N 78.6°E / 27.1; 78.6.[1] It has an average elevation of 163 m (535 ft). The rivers Sirsa. Sirsa flows between the main city and pass out the railway station.

History[edit]

The old name of Shikohabad was Mohammad Mah (the name still exists as Mohmmad mah near Tahsil and Kotwali). Shikohabad is named after Dara Shikoh, the eldest brother of Emperor Aurangzeb. In its present form, the town has hardly any recognisable evidence of that era. Shikohabad was ruled under the estate of Labhowa from 1794–1880. The Rajas of Labhowa of Jadon d, later Later Jhala Dynasty were well known to the Mughal rulers and their generals and along with them controlled over 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi) of this area.[2] According to British historian Matthew Atmore Sherring Phatak Ahirs alone have 21 villages in Shikohabad.[3][4][5]

Accessibility[edit]

Shikohabad is well connected with other cities by roadways as well as railways.This city is connects with cities like Agra,Firozabad,Mathura,New Delhi, Noida, Etawah, kanpur,Allahabad, Varanasi,patna,Kolkata by National Highway 19 (formerly known asNH-2) And it also connects through Agra Lucknow Expressway through which is connected to Agra, Lucknow, Kanpur Mainpuri, Etawah. It is 10km from district Head quarter.Distance of it from New Delhi is 257km,from Agra is61km.Shikohabad railway station is located on Delhi Mugalsarai main line of North Central Railway having direct connection to Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Agra, Etawah, Kanpur, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mainpuri and Farrukhabad. It is also well connected by road with all major cities of the state and region as it is located on NH-2 also the State road-85 to Etah and the state road-84 to Mainpuri.

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Shikohabad had a population of 107,300, out of which males were 50,107 and females were 50,283. The literacy rate was 81.68 per cent.[6]

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Religions in Shikohabad
Religion Percent
Hindus
79.71%
Muslims
18.38%
Jains
1.19%
Sikhs
0.2%
Distribution of religions
IncludesBuddhists (<0.2%).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Shikohabad, India". fallingrain.com.
  2. ^ "Crumbling Yadav Bastion". OPEN Magazine.
  3. ^ Hindu Tribes and Castes, Volume 1 page 336
  4. ^ Matthew Atmore Sherring (1872). Hindu Tribes and Castes, Volume 1. Thacker, Spink & Company. pp. 336. Ahirs.
  5. ^ Top Famous Temple of Shikohabad - https://www.bhaktibharat.com/en/list/top-famous-temple-of-shikohabad
  6. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.

http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/800819-shikohabad-uttar-pradesh.html