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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Sambhal is a city and a municipal board in the Moradabad District in the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Sambhal is an ancient settlement that was also important during the period of Muslim rule and was one of Sikandar Lodi ’s provincial capitals in the late 15th and early 16th centuries.It's location near a rail terminus, makes it an important trade center for agricultural produce. Its industries include sugar refining, hand-loom weaving, and calico printing. The city is the scene of annual Muslim and Hindu fairs.As of 2001 Indian census, Sambhal had a population of 282,930, with 53% males and 47% females.Sambhal has a literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy rate is 78%, and the female literacy rate is 42%.


In the late 12th century, Sambhal was the capital of Prithviraj Chauhan, the King of Hindu Kshatriya Chauhan (Chauhamana) dynasty, until he changed his capital to Delhi and Ajmer. In the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the second ruler of the Afghan Lodi Dynasty, Sikandar Lodi made Sambhal one of his provincial capitals. During the reign of the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar, Sambhal was a 'Sarkar' in the 'Subah' of Delhi and had a brick fort.Ain-i-Akbari, Vol II, Tr.H.S....
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