Saharanpur

Saharanpur

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Saharanpur (Hindi: सहारनपुर, Urdu: سهارنپور) is a city and a Municipal Corporation in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. It is the administrative headquarters of Saharanpur District as well as Saharanpur Division. Dating back to the Mughal period, situated close to the borders of Haryana and Uttarakhand states, and surrounded by a very fertile agricultural region famous for plentiful yields in grains and fruits, Saharanpur is now one of the most flourishing cities of Uttar Pradesh. Saharanpur is internationally famous for its wood carving cottage industry. It is a thriving market of local agricultural produce, including basmati rice and mangoes. A variety of agro-based industrial enterprises&nbsp;– such as textiles, sugar, paper and cigarette factories&nbsp;– are located in it.

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Prehistoric, Ancient Indus Valley and Aryan periods

Saharanpur city, as an urban centre, was established during the Mughal Empire period. It is located in a fertile Doab region that was forested until the medieval period, but in which human habitation can be traced as far back as 2000 BC; remains of the Indus Valley Civilization and Harappan culture have been found in it. Its original inhabitants (like Drawid, Kinner, Dasa, and Dasyns) were subdued by the Indo-Aryan peoples, who were new settlers...
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