Alawalpur

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Alawalpur
city
Nickname(s): lalpur
Punjab
Alawalpur
Alawalpur
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°26′N 75°39′E / 31.43°N 75.65°E / 31.43; 75.65Coordinates: 31°26′N 75°39′E / 31.43°N 75.65°E / 31.43; 75.65
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Elevation 232 m (761 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,172
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Alawalpur (Punjabi: ਅਲਾਵਲਪੁਰ, Hindi: अलावलपुर) is a city and a municipal council in Jalandhar district in the state of Punjab, India. Alawalpur is named after Alawal Khan, a Pathan who ruled the area during the time of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. Sardar Himmat Singh Jallewalia, a general in Ranjit Singh's army later conquered Alawalpur. His descendants still live in a fort located at the center of the city.

Geography[edit]

Alawalpur is located at 31°26′N 75°39′E / 31.43°N 75.65°E / 31.43; 75.65.[1] It has an average elevation of 232 metres (761 feet). Alawalpur is the source of education for many people who live in its vicinity. Villages surrounding Alawalpur include Doltpur, Dhogri, Sikandarpur, Adampur, Sanghwal, Kishangarh and several more. In the Kishangarh, which is very near to Alawalpur D.A.V University is establishing people like Er.Sumit Arora who are trying very hard to establish Kishangarh in a foremost position among all villages.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Alawalpur had a population of 7172. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Alawalpur has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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