Shahjahanpur is a municipal board, town and district headquarters of Shahjahanpur District in Uttar Pradesh, India. It is also home to the Ordnance Clothing Factory, setup by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
As per provisional data of 2011 census, Shahjahanpur urban agglomeration had a population of 346,103, out of which males were 183,087 and females were 163,016. The literacy rate was 69.81 per cent.
Located in Uttar Pradesh, Shahjahanpur is one of the most famous historically relevant districts of the state. It is the district headquarters and is located in south east of Rohilkhand. Shahjahanpur Travel guide is incomplete without a mention of its historical heritage. The city had a major involvement in the freedom struggle of 1857. Some of the famous personalities united here to plan for new strategies in the struggle and these were Nana Sahib Peshwa, Ahmad Ullah Shah, Shehjade and Khan Bahadur Khan. Shahjahanpur thrives on agriculture and related activities. Three major rivers irrigate the lands of district: Garrah, Ramganga and Gomti. The major cash crops of the district are gram, wheat, millets and potatoes. Shahjahanpur was a part of Bareilly division before the year 1813 and was founded by Bahadur Khan and Diler Khan, the sons of a soldier in the Mughal army under the Emperor Jahangir. Both brothers were notable persons in the kingdom of Shahjahan.