Shikohabad

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

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

Shikohabad
town
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°ECoordinates: 27°06′N 78°36′E / 27.1°N 78.6°E
Country India
StateUttar Pradesh
Founded byDara-Shikoh
Named forDara-Shikoh (Shikoh-abad)
Area rank4
Elevation
163 m (535 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total107,404
 • Rank3
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
283135
Telephone code+91-5676
Vehicle registrationUP 83

Geography

Shikohabad is located at 27°06′N 78°36′E / 27.1°N 78.6°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 163 metres (534 feet). The river Sirsa flows between the main city and the railway station.

History

The old name of Shikohabad was Mohammad Mah (the name still exists as Mohmmad mah near Tahsil and kotwali) and Shikohabad was named after a famous person of the Mughal era called Dara Shikoh the eldest of brothers of Emperor Aurangzeb. In its present form, the town has hardly any recognizable evidence of that era. Shikohabad was ruled under the estate of Labhowa from 1794–1880. The Rajas of Labhowa of Jadon dynasty 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. Shikohabad is a Ahir (Yadava) dominated place. [2] According to British historian Matthew Atmore Sherring Phatak Ahirs alone have 21 villages in Shikohabad. [3][4]

Accessibility

New Delhi is 273 km (170.00 miles) from Shikohabad. The nearest airport is 65 km away at Agra. 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

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.[5]

References

  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. p. 336.
  5. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-07.

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

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