Aligarh

(redirected from Allygurh)
Also found in: Dictionary.

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.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/

Aligarh

a city in N India, in W Uttar Pradesh, with a famous Muslim university (1920). Pop.: 667 732 (2001)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005