Moradabad मुरादाबाद, مُرادآباد‎), is a city, commisionary, 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. Moradabad is situated at a distance of 167 km (104 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi, on the banks of the Ramganga River (a tributary of the Ganges). The city is nicknamed Pital Nagri, ("City of Brass") for its famous brass handicrafts industry. It is also has divisional headquarters of Northern Railway (NR).

In 1632, the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan appointed Rustam Khan, the governor of Kather Sambhal to capture it and he set up a fort at this place and named it as Rustam Nagar. Later on it was named as Moradabad after Shah Jahan's son Murad Baksh, and this name persists. Physical development of the city was started after the construction of a Jama Masjid on the orders given by Shah Jahan to Rustam Khan in 1637.

For the early history of Moradabad see History of Bareilly. It passed into the possession of the British in 1801. The population in 1901 was 1,191,993. In 1980, the city witnessed Hindu-Muslim riots, which left hundreds of people dead.

The city of Moradabad is on a ridge west of the river Ramganga, about 650 feet above sea-level, and has a station on the Oudh and Rohilkhand railway, 868 miles from Calcutta. The city is divided into enclaves, vihars and sectors. It is on NH 24, which is a four-lane highway that connects New Delhi to Lucknow.

Moradabad Population 2011
As per provisional reports of Census India, population of Moradabad in 2011 is 889,810; of which male and female are 466,432 and 423,378 respectively. Although Moradabad city has population of 889,810; its urban / metropolitan population is 0 of which 0 are males and 0 are females.

Moradabad Literacy Rate 2011
In education section, total literates in Moradabad city are 550,637 of which 302,447 are males while 248,190 are females. Average literacy rate of Moradabad city is 70.65 percent of which male and female literacy was 74.05 and 66.90 percent.

Moradabad Sex Ratio 2011
The sex ratio of Moradabad city is 908 per 1000 males. Child sex ratio of girls is 903 per 1000 boys.

Moradabad Child Population 2011
Total children (0-6) in Moradabad city are 110,376 as per figure from Census India report on 2011. There were 57,999 boys while 52,377 are girls. The child forms 12.40 % of total population of Moradabad City.

Moradabad City Total Male Female
Population 889,810 466,432 423,378
Literates 550,637 302,447 248,190
Children (0-6) 110,376 57,999 52,377
Average Literacy (%) 70.65 74.05 66.90
Sexratio 908
Child Sexratio 903
Data Varified from Census 2011. on 09-July-2013
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