About Firozabad

bangle making, in Firozabad

The ancient name of this town was Chandwar Nager. The name of Firozabad was given in the regime of Akbar by Firoz Shah Mansab Dar in 1566. Legend has it that Raja Todarmal while passing through this town on pilgrimage to Gaya was looted by robbers.

At his request , Akbar the great sent his Mansab Dar Firoz Shah here . He landed near or about Datauji, Rasoolpur, Mohammadpur Gajmalpur, Sukhmalpur Nizamabad, Prempur Raipura. The tomb of Firoz Shah and ruins of Katra Pathanan are the evidences of this fact.

Mr. Peter, who was the businessman , related to East India Company visited Firozabad on 9 August 1632 and found the town in good condition. It is written in the gazetteer of Agra and Mathura in 1596 Firozabad was upgraded to a Pargana . Firozabad was bestowed to Nabab Sadulla as Jagir , in the regime of Shahjahan .

Geography of Firozabad

Firozabad is at the northern edge of the Deccan Plateau, at 27°09'N 78°24'E ? / ? 27.15°N 78.4°E ? / 27.15; 78.4. The height above sea level is 164 meters (540 ft).Firozabad is in south western Uttar Pradesh, 45 km from Agra and around 250 km from Delhi,

The boundaries of Firozabad district touch Etah district in north, Mainpuri and Etawah districts in the east. The Yamuna river makes its southern boundary. The area of the district is about 0.8% of total area of Uttar Pradesh, and the population is 1.1% of the state's total population.

Approximately 73.6% of the population lives in rural area. More than half of the workforce is engaged in manufacturing activities. The city is also an important market center. It has severe winter and summer seasons. The district is mostly flat and its slope is from north west to south.

How to Reach :

Firozabad is located in the South-Western part of Uttar Pradesh, 45 km away from Agra and around 250 km away from Delhi. The district is well connected by rail and bus routes to major cities.

The nearest airport is Agra and nearest railway station is Firozabad. It is located on Delhi-Kolkata national highway (NH2). District headquarter is situated at Dabrai, seven Kilometer far from Firozabad City on NH2.

Location: In the South-Western Uttar Pradesh, India

Climate: Summer 30° C to 48° C , Winter 5° C to 25° C

Best time to visit: October to March

Nearest Airport: Agra Airport

Nearest Railway Station: Firozabad

Language spoken: Hindi,Urdu and English

STD Code: +91-5612

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