Muzaffarnagar is the 39th largest Hindi speaking city of India with a total population of 3,90,000. Highest employment in the Muzaffarnagar district is in Agriculture, and in the Sugar and Chemical industries. Muzaffarnagar has 59% Agriculture workers, 35% of the workers in Industry and Services and 6% Household workers. Muzaffarnagar is a fertile agricultural belt as it comes in the upper Ganga-Yamuna Doab region. Hindon, Kali and Khala are the major rivers of the Muzaffarnagar district. Muzaffarnagar town was founded in 1633 near the site of an ancient town, Sarwat, by the son of a Mughal Commander Sayyid Muzaffar Khan during the reign of Shah Jahan.