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Agra District

The Land of the Taj Mahal

Agra District is situated in western Uttar Pradesh, on the banks of the river Yamuna. It is bounded by Mathura District in the north, Firozabad District in the east, Dhaulpur District in the south, and Bharatpur District in the west. It is spread over an area of 4,027 sq km and has a population of 3.6 million.

The major source of economy is agriculture. Wheat, paddy, bajra, mustard and potato are some of the main crops. Over 7200 small scale industrial units are spread all over the district.

Temperatures are in the range 22- 45C in summer and 5- 32C in winter. The best season for tourists to visit this place is from October to March.

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra, Itmad-Ud-Daulah are important places to visit. Agra is famous for leather goods, handicrafts and zari work. It is renowned for its superb inlay work in marble and exquisite carpets. German silver jewelry is made in Agra.

Agra is connected to Delhi, Khajuraho and Varanasi by air. Agra city is a major railway junction on main broad gauge routes to the south, east and west.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Agra

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