Umri Kalan

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Umri Kalan
Town
Umri Kalan is located in Uttar Pradesh
Umri Kalan
Umri Kalan
Umri Kalan is located in India
Umri Kalan
Umri Kalan
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 29°12′N 78°20′E / 29.2°N 78.34°E / 29.2; 78.34Coordinates: 29°12′N 78°20′E / 29.2°N 78.34°E / 29.2; 78.34
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Moradabad
Area
 • Total 3.36 km2 (1.30 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 17,803
 • Density 5,300/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 244501
Vehicle registration UP
Website up.gov.in

Umri Kalan "उमरी कलाँ" "عمری کلاں " is a town in the Moradabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, in Northern India.

History[edit]

The name Umri Kalan is derived from the name of Caliph Omar. "Kalan" means big. Before 1757, when the British East India Company Rule was instituted, the official name was Umari Kalan Ganj Faridi.

In 1265, the Sufi saint Fariduddin Ganjshakar and his nephew Hazrat Sabir Kaliyari stayed in Umri Kalan. They left two of their disciples there, working towards the Sufism mission.

The Gate of Umri Kalan was built at the time of the then Chairman Mr Nasir Ali in year 2005-2006. It was named Shaikh-ul-Hadees Syed Maulana Fakhr-ul-Hasan Gate, after Syed Maulana Fakhrul Hasan who was born in 1905 (A H 1323), at Umri Kalan. In the late 1960s, he held a high office[vague] at the Darul Uloom Deoband.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India: Search Details". Censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 2016-01-27. 

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