In 1624, Rustom Khan, the governor of Sambhal, captured it and set up a fort at this place and named it as Rustom Nagar. Later on it was named as MORADABAD after the name of SHAHJAHAN 's son MURAD BUX and this name still persists who built the fort which overhangs the river bank, and the fine Jama Masjid or great mosque.
CONNECTIVITY OF MORADABAD
Presently it is an Administrative, Industrial and Commercial city. After the establishment of Divisional Commissioner Office,its importance and status has further been elevated.
This city lies on National Highway 24 from traffic and transport point of view and is a main Railway Station, also Divisional Headquarters of Northern Railways, on HAWRA & AMRITSER main line. It is very well connected with main cities like DEHLI, Moradabad, BAREILLY, PATNA, HARIDWAR, etc. by both Rail and Road transport. Ramganga river flows in the north east and Gangan river is there in south west of the city. Being situated on the main railway line and National Highway, Moradabad city has bright prospects of development. Industrial and commercial development has taken place at a fast pace because the raw material becomes easily available to the city and manufactured goods are easily exported.
This city is situated in western U.P. between 28°-21´ to 28°-16´ Latitude North and 78°- 4´ to 79 Longitude East. It has an average elevation of 186 metres (610 feet). The geographical area of the Moradabad District is 3493 Sq. Km.
- Climate: Summer 43°C to 30°C, Winter 25 °C to 5 °C
- Best time to visit: October to March
- Language spoken: Hindi, Urdu and English
Area & Population Its Total population is 27,61,620 out of which males are 14,94,220 and females are 12,67,400. Of the total population, 18,77,570 constitute the rural population and the rest i.e. 8,84,040 makes the urban population.