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A city of north-central India on the Yamuna River southeast of New Delhi. It was a Mughal capital in the 16th and 17th centuries and is the site of the Taj Mahal, an ornate mausoleum built by the emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his favorite wife in 1631.


(Placename) a city in N India, in W Uttar Pradesh on the Jumna River: a capital of the Mogul empire until 1658; famous for its Mogul architecture, esp the Taj Mahal. Pop: 1 259 979 (2001)


(ˈɑ grə)

a city in SW Uttar Pradesh, in N India: site of the Taj Mahal. 891,790.
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Noun1.Agra - a city in northern IndiaAgra - a city in northern India; former capital of the Mogul empire; site of the Taj Mahal
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The British Crown exercises a real and despotic dominion over the larger portion of this vast country, and has a governor-general stationed at Calcutta, governors at Madras, Bombay, and in Bengal, and a lieutenant-governor at Agra.
You, my sons, will give her a fair share of the Agra treasure.
When we had done so we resolved to engage the men, if we could, to join with those we had, for the pursuing our business; but, on a sudden, they having received not their wages, but their share of the money, as we afterwards learned, not one of them was to be found; we inquired much about them, and at length were told that they were all gone together by land to Agra, the great city of the Mogul's residence, to proceed from thence to Surat, and then go by sea to the Gulf of Persia.
Then I came to Agra, and would have turned back to Chitor to recover the letter.
But at Agra, walking in the streets, a man cried a debt against me, and approaching with many witnesses, would hale me to the courts then and there.
From Agra, by Etawah and the broad waters by Allahabad "
Then came one or two dead, in red coats, not English, but of one kind all--Hindus and Purbeeahs--then five and six abreast, and at last, from Arrah to the North beyond Agra, it was as though whole villages had walked into the water.
It is not too much to say that once or twice, as in that business of the Sholto murder and the Agra treasure, he has been more nearly correct than the official force.
In the last 24 hours, more than 50 'lapkas'or touts who target foreign visitors at Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Taj Mahal have been rounded up.
After receiving orders from the SSP Agra, Agra police teams on
It has since ensured a steady income for Agra and in order to retain anchor tenants and ensure the future existence of the mall, it was decided to upgrade the mall again.
Just short of three hours, you will reach Agra from New Delhi, and for those living in Noida, it may take less time to drive Agra than go to Delhi during peak hours.