Aligarh is district of Uttar Pradesh, India. the city is located about 140 km southeast of New delhi. the administrative headquarters of Aligarh district is Aligarh (Koil). it is also commissionary HQ for all four Districts Aligarh itself, Hatrash, Kashganj and Etah. It is mostly known as a university town where the famous Aligarh Muslim University is located. It is also well known District internationally because of its lock industries.

In 1857, Sir Syed Ahmed Khan founded the Muhammadan Anglo Oriental College in Aligarh and patterned the college after Oxford and Cambridge universities that he had visited on a trip to England. This later became Aligarh Muslim University 1920.

Aligarh is located at 27.88 north 78.08 east. it has an average elevation of 178 metres. The city is situated in the middle portion of Doab,or the land between the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers. the Grand Trunk Road passes through the city.