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Agra

India

Latitude Is: 27' 9'' N
Longitude Is: 78' 0'' E

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08 Dec 2021




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About Agra - India

Agra the former capital of Hindustan, is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is 363 kilometres west of the state capital, Lucknow, and 200 kilometres (124 mi) south of the national capital New Delhi. With a population of 1,686,976 (2010 est.), it is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and the 19th most populous in India. Agra can also refer to the administrative district that has its headquarters in Agra city. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Tāj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Agra is included on the Golden Triangle tourist circuit, along with Delhi and Jaipur. The city is mentioned in the epic Mahābhārata, where it was called Agrevaṇa the border of the forest. Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Raja Badal Singh, a Sikarwar RajputSee More