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Aḥmadnagar (Ahmednagar) is a city in Maharashtra State, in western India, and the headquarters of an eponymous district. The city lies on the plateau overlooking the Sinā River on the northwestern Deccan Plateau, at 19°05′ N, 74°44′ E, 120 kilometres northeast of Pūnā (Pune), 115 kilometres southwest of Awrangābād, and 260 kilometres east of Mumbai. In 2011, the population was 350,905.

Aḥmadnagar was established in 899/1494 by Aḥmad Baḥrī Niẓām al-Mulk (d. c.916/1510) as the capital city of the young Niẓām Shāhī sultanate. Located near the garden later kn…

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Fischel, Roy S., “Aḥmadnagar”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 27 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_24806>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5

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