Agra Profile

Agra Geography:   Agra, located in Western Uttar Pradesh, has an estimated population of 1.5 million as per the 2011 census. Agra population consists of 53% male and 47% female residents. Agra city has a literacy ratio of 75.11%, which is above the national average of 74%.    Agra is served by train connections from Delhi and Mumbai. It is well-connected by road, includ...Read More

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Weather:   Agra, located in the Indo-Gangetic plains of North India, has a continental sub-tropical climate with long, hot summers and short, cold winters. During the summer months, the hot wind loo blows and temperatures can reach as high as 45 degrees C. The monsoon months run between July and September, and the city sees an average annual rainfall of 67 cm.   ...Read More

Awards & Accolades:   Cross Cutting Agra Programme-City Development Strategy project    Good Practice in 2008 by UN Habitat Dubai Municipality Award   Best Practice in 2008 in Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievance, Government of India   Decentralized Waste water Treatment System,Agra  Shortlisted for U...Read More

Facts & Figures:   Heritage Facts Agra is the only Indian city with three UNESCworld heritage sites: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Agra remained the power center and capital of Mughal empire for most of it’s glorious period. Capital was shifted tDelhi only in 1648 towards the end of Shahjahan’s regime.  Sick with grief, Shah Jahan...Read More

Taj Trapezium:   The Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) is a designated area of 10,400 sq km around the Taj Mahal, to protect the monument from environmental pollution. The Supreme Court of India ruling from 1996 restricts the types of industries and construction that can be done in the zone, to control industrial pollution and suspended particulate matter.       &n...Read More