Moradabad, is a city 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.
The district of Moradabad lies east of the Ganges and west of the native state of Rampur. Its area is 2285 sq. m. It lies within the great Gangetic plain and is demarcated into three subdivisions by the rivers Ramganga and Sot. The eastern tract consists of a submontane country, with an elevation slightly greater than the plain below, and is traversed by numerous streams descending from the Himalayas.
The central portion consists of a level central plain descending at each end into the valleys of the Ramganga and Sot. The western section has a gentle slope towards the Ganges, with a rapid dip into the lowlands a few miles from the bank of the great river. The city is well planned into Enclaves,Vihars & Sectors, etc.It is on NH 24 which is a 4-Laned highway that connects New Delhi to Lucknow.
The town forms a large centre of trade in country produce. It has a special industry in ornamental brass ware, sometimes plated with lac or tin, which is then engraved. Cotton weaving and printing are also carried on. The government is investing a lot of money to improve infrastructural facilities to promote the industrial activities at Moradabad like 24-hour un-interrupted power supply, construction of by-pass road, proposal for widening and making the four-lane Delhi-Moradabad Road. About 450 acres of land has been acquired to develop a new industrial area for export-oriented units at Pakbara to Dingarpur Road. Thus this is good opportunity for entrepreneurs to establish their projects.
Division of Moradabad:
According to constituencies it is divided into 6 Constituencies:-
- Moradabad rural
- Moradabad city
There are 4 tehsil in Moradabad:-
- Moradabad Sadar