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Aligarh(əlēgŭr`), city (1991 pop. 480,520), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. A district administrative headquarters and an important agricultural trade center, it also has a number of processing plants for agricultural goods. It is famous chiefly for Aligarh Muslim university, opened in 1875 as Anglo-Oriental College, which is the leading school for Indian Muslims. The city, whose native name is Koil, has ancient Buddhist remains and many Muslim buildings.
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a city in N India, in W Uttar Pradesh, with a famous Muslim university (1920). Pop.: 667 732 (2001)
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