Bareilly is a prominent city in Bareilly district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Standing on the Ramganga river, it is the capital of the Bareilly division and the geographical region Rohilkhand. It is located 252 kilometres (157mi) north of the state capital, Lucknow and 250 kilometres (155mi) east of the national capital New Delhi. Bareilly is a centre for the manufacturing of furniture and for trade in cotton, cereal and sugar. The status of the city grew when its name was included in the 'Counter Magnets' of the National Capital Region (NCR), a list that also includes Hissar, Patiala, Kota and Gwalior. Bareilly historically was also called Sanjashya, where the Buddha descended from Tushita (heaven) onto the earth.
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