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 north of the state capital, Lucknow and 250 kilometres east of the national capital New Delhi. Bareilly is the 4th city of Uttar Pradesh which has CNG fuel stations, after Lucknow, Kanpur, and Agra. Bareilly is the 7th largest metropolitan city of Uttar Pradesh and 50th largest metropolitan city of India.Bareilly, also known as Nath nagari, meaning Land of Lord Shiva and Zari nagari, 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, a list that also includes Hissar, Patiala, Kota, and Gwalior. Bareilly historically was also called Sanjashya, where the Buddha descended from Tushita onto the earth.This fast-growing city is also known as Bans-Bareilly. Although Bareilly is a production center for cane furniture, the name Bans Bareilly is not derived from its big bans market. It is named after two princes, Bansaldev and Baraldev, sons of Jagat Singh Katehriya who founded the city in 1537.In 2011, the city's population was 898,167.