Moradabad

Moradabad

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Moradabad (, ) is a city and a municipal corporation in Moradabad district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established in 1600 by prince Murad, the son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan; as a result the city came to be known as Moradabad. It is the administrative headquarters of Moradabad District. According to Government of India, the district Moradabad is one of the several Muslim majority districts on the basis of the 2001 census data on population, socio-economic indicators and basic amenities indicators.

Moradabad is situated at a distance of 167&nbsp;km (104 miles) from the national capital, New Delhi, on the banks of the Ramganga River (a tributary of the Ganges). The city is famous for its huge export of brass handicrafts to North America, Europe and all over the world, and is also thus called "Brass City" or Peetal Nagri (in the local language). The city has the distinction of being the biggest exporter of handicrafts in the country. Moradabad has nearly one million citizens of various ethnicities and religions.

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