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In which city is the Taj Mahal located?

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The Taj Mahal is located in Agra, which is in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1632 and 1653. Agra is located near the Indian capital city of New Delhi.

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In which city is the Taj Mahal located?
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The Taj Mahal is made primarily from white marble and decorated with carvings and inlaid precious stones. A garden is set in front of the main mausoleum structure, flanked by outbuildings made from red sandstone. The Taj Mahal is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The site typically receives around 3 million visitors a year. It is located on the bank of the Yamuna River.

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    What is inside the Taj Mahal?

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    Inside the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum for Shah Jahan and his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan created the Taj Mahal to bury his wife who died in childbirth.

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    When was the Taj Mahal built?

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    Construction of the Taj Mahal started on January 8, 1632. The structure took over 20 years to finish, with the last parts being assembled in 1653.

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    What are the dimensions of the Taj Mahal?

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    The Taj Mahal in Agra, India, which is taller than a 20-story building, is part of a complex of structures set within an elaborate garden, which measures 1,050 by 984 feet. The height of the main domed structure is 240 feet, and its interior walls are 82 feet high. Four minarets, about 130 feet in height, surround the main structure.

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    What materials were used to build the Taj Mahal?

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    The materials that were used for the construction of the Taj Mahal included various types of stones and bricks, red and silver clay, tiles, reed glue, glass and a cement-like substance that constituted a mixture of lime mortar, molasses, sugar-bubbles, belgiri-water, urd-pulse, fossilized soil, jute and curd. The Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, commissioned masons, inlayers, carvers, bricklayers, calligraphers, painters and other craftsmen to build the colossal structure for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

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