is the city of the inimitable Taj Mahal. The story of agra beigns much earlier then the
Taj, However it finds mention in the epic Mahabharata when it was called Agrabana are
Paradise. Ptolemy, the famous second century A.D. geographer, marked it on his map of the
world as Agra. Tradition and legend ascribe the present city of Raja Badal Singh (around
1475 A.D.) whose Fort, Badalgarh, Stood on or near the site of the present Fort. However,
the 12th century A.D. persian poet Salman, too, Speaks of a desperate assault on the
forrtress of Agra, then held by one King Jaipal, by sultan Mahmud of Ghazni. It was
Mughals who finally nurtured Agra with the finest monuments architects could design : The
Taj Mahal of Shah Jhan, Agra Fort of Akbar, Itmad-Ud-Daulah and neighbouring
Sikandra are but few of the many that spangle the city, each of which stands in mute
testimony to the city's grandur over the ages.
Boundaries and Wheather
district is situated in western U.P., between 27.11' degree Latitude North and
78.0' degree to 78.2' degree Longitute East. Its Altitude is 169 meters above sea level.
On the North it is bounded by Mathura District, On the South it is bounded by Dhaulpur
District, On the East it is bounded by Firozabad District and On the West it
is bounded by Bharatpur. Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna river.
In Agra Maximum
Temperature in Summer is 45D.C. and minimum temperature is about 21.9D.C. and in Winter
maximum temperature in131.7D.C. and minimum temp. in about 4.2D.C.. Best
season for tourist in from October to March.
Census 1991, the are of Agra district is 4027.00 sqr. km., Where Rural area is 3838.60
sqr. km. and Urban area is 188.40 sqr. km.. Its Total Population is 27,51,021 out of which
Males are 15,01,927 and Females are 12,49,094. Of the Total Population, 16,39,935
constitute the Rural Population and 11,11,086 are makes the Urban Population.
district is divided into Six Tehsils and 15 Blocks. Total number of Nayay Panchayats in
the district are 114 while Gram Sabhas stands at 636. The total populated villages are
904. The total number of police stations in the district are 41 out of which 16 are in
Urban area and 25 are in Rural area. The total number of Railway Stations (including
Halts) are 29 and Bus Stands/Bus Stops are 144. Total number of Broad Guage lines is 196
K.M. and Meter Guage is 35 K.M..
the Economy of the Agra district is agriculture based while the economy base of Agra city
is Small Scale Industries, Commerce and Trade. Major crops are Wheat, Paddy, Bajra,
Mustard, Patato etc. About 40% of the total economy of Agra depend on industry (Directly
or Indirectly). Over 7200 Small Scale Industrial Units are spared all over the district.
Agra city is famous for the Leather Goods, Handicrafts, Zari Zardozi, Marvel and Stone
carving & inlay work. Agra is also welknown for eats sweets (PETHA) and Snaks (DALMOTH