Sambhal district is a district of Uttar Pradesh state of India. It was announced on 23 July 2012 as one of three new districts in the state. It was formerly named "Bhimnagar".The district headquarter location is in Sambal.Sambhal district is a part of Moradabad division. It consists of three tehsils — Sambhal and Chandausi, taken from Moradabad, and Gunnaur, taken from Badaun.
Coordinates of Sambhal : 28°35′N78°33′E / 28.58, 78.55
Sambhal is a Muslim and Yadav dominated area.
Sambhal is famous for its own kind of horn and bone craft items which is manufactured in Saraitareen 4km away from sambhal city (but included in sambhal) which are being exported. It is one of the biggest markets for Menthol Oil.One of the major attractions of Sambhal is the Chakki Ka Paat (Grain Grinder made of stone and used by hand) which is hanging on a height of around 15 metres. It is the story around the town that one professional jumper (Called 'nut') hanged this heavy piece of stone after jumping from the ground without using any other support then himself.
This town is known for Hakims( Greek/Unani Medicine practioners). Late Hakim Rais( Died 2008)was the most renowned. His lineage is now carried forward by his two sons,Hakim Zafar( eldest) and Hakim Nasar( third). One of the countries' most famous Unani Brand, Dardmand, is also manufactured from Sambhal. Most of the medicines are exported to the Gulf and North and East Frontier countries adjoining to India.
Surajkund Mandir, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh
Manokamna Mandir, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh
Kali Mandir, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh
Chamunda Mata Mandir, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh
Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)
See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217