Firozabad is a city in Uttar Pradesh, India. In Ancient times the city was known as Chandwar Nagar, but during the reign of Akbar it was named Firozabad in 1566 after the name of his Mansab Dar Firoz Shah. Akbar sent Firoz Shah to this region to deal with the issues of thugs in this area.
It is famous in the whole world for the exclusive glass works. Firozabad’s economy is very much based on manufacturing glass bangles and the beautiful glass products. The city climate is very high in summers and very low in the winters. The highest recorded temperature is 48 degrees C and lowest is -1 degree C. According to the census of 2001 the total population of the city is 278,801 which constitutes 53% male and 47% female.
How to reach here:
By Train: Firozabad is well-connected through train to all the major cities Howrah, including Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jaipur, Amritsar, Jammu Tawi, Jamshedpur, Aligarh, Patna, Agra, Tundla and Etawah.
By Road: Firozabad is properly connected with Buses and other road transports. Almost all the major cities of India are connected with Firozabad via road transport because of its proximity with Agra.
By Air: The nearest major airport to Firozabad is Agra Air Force Station (AGR / VIAG) which is about 45 km from the center of Firozabad.
City – transport depends on tangas, rickshaws and three wheelers.
This city is also known for people who participated in “Quit India Movement”, “Khilafat Movement”, “Namak Satyagrah” and other national movements. They were sent to the jails for participating in national movements. Munir Shikohabadi, the very famous Urdu poet from this city was also sentenced to Kala Pani in 1857 by East India company.
Firozabad is main center of manufacturing Glasswares in India since 15th century. This town manufactures a huge variety of glass products every year, but mainly its known for bangles production. The huge variety of designs, colors and patterns are manufactured in bangles and these are universally appreciated. The city has an area called Suhag-Nagar as it manufactures bangles, kangans, kadas and other things for suhagins, the term is used in Hindus for married women.
There are around 400 industries in Firozabad which are registered for manufacturing glass products and they manufacture different kind of exclusive glass products. Natural gas is used in these industries at the place of coal. The 50% production of these industries is exported to different countries.