Aligarh is one of the 13 metro cities of Uttar Pradesh. It is the 55th largest city in India. It is in the middle portion of the drab, the land between the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers. On India's map, Aligarh is located approximately 90 miles (140 km) south-east of the capital city of New Delhi. It has been nicknamed as the City of Locks or The Mecca of Education.
Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is one of the oldest central universities. It is also famous for its Law, Medical and Engineering Colleges. Besides, it also has several popular landmarks. Most notable one is Aligarh fort. Aligarh Fort (also called Aligarh Qila), as it stands today, was built by French engineers under the command of French officers Benoît de Boigne and Perron.
The city is an agricultural trade centre. Agricultural product processing and manufacturing are important. Aligarh is an important business centre of Uttar Pradesh and is most famous for its locks which are exported across the world. Aligarh is also famous for brass hardware, sculpture, zinc die casting, bronze, and iron and aluminum industries.