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Firozabad
 

Firozabad is a city in India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

The ancient name of this town was Chandwar nager, This city was built by Firuz Shah Tughluq (r. 1351 - 1388), a Tughlaq king. From the earliest it was famous for glass and bangle works, and its related small scale industry is famous throughout the world. Due to underdeveloped industry, literacy rates are very low. The city suffers from child labour, low literacy, and pollution. Firozabad City, where people breathe not air but glass, where every second vehicle on the road is found fully loaded with glittering bangles of vivid colours. In this city, if you will stay for two days, you will find it very difficult to imagine that, if it had not been for glass, then what this city would have done.

Firozabad is located in north central India, in western Uttar Pradesh state, 40 km away from Agra and around 240 km away from Delhi, at the northern edge of the Deccan Plateau. The height above sea level is 164 meters (540 ft).

The boundaries of Firozabad district touch Etah district in north and Mainpuri and Etawah districts in the east. The Yamuna river makes its southern boundary. The area of the district is about 0.8% of total area of Uttar Pradesh, and the population is 1.1% of the state's total population. Approximately 73.6% of the population lives in rural area. More than half of the workforce is engaged in manufacturing activities. The city is also an important market center. It has severe winter and summer seasons. The district is mostly flat and its slope is from north west to south. Firozabad is a centre of Child labour.

 
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