Amloh

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Amloh
city
Punjab
Amloh
Amloh
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°37′N 76°14′E / 30.61°N 76.23°E / 30.61; 76.23Coordinates: 30°37′N 76°14′E / 30.61°N 76.23°E / 30.61; 76.23
Country  India
State Punjab
District Fatehgarh Sahib
Elevation 259 m (850 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,696
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 147203
Telephone code 01765
Vehicle registration PB 48

Amloh is a City and a municipal council in Fatehgarh Sahib district in the state of Punjab, India. Amloh City was originally founded by Faiz Baksh, the Governor of Sirhind. After the fall of Sirhind in 1763, Amloh was annexed by Raja Hamir Singh, the ruler of Nabha State. It was developed by the erstwhile ruler of Nabha State. The fort in the town was got constructed by Raja Hira Singh of Nabha. It was given the status of Nizamat (District) Headquarters. After the creation of District Fatehgarh Sahib in 1992, Amloh was given the status of Sub Divisional headquarters. Some part of the old building of the fort is now occupied by government offices.

However, the major portion of the fort is in a dilapidated condition. Amloh City is also a Block as well as Tehsil Headquarters. This block consists of 100 (Revenue Estates) villages. The total area of the block is 26,893 hectares. Paddy, wheat, potato and sun flower are the main crops of the block. A sugar mill viz. Nahar Sugar & Allied Industries Ltd. has started functioning at village Khumna near Amloh on Khanna - Amloh road, due to which the cropping pattern of the block has changed. The block has adequate irrigation facilities.

All the villages of the block have been allotted among 13 branches of commercial banks under Service Area Approach. Besides, 11 branches of commercial banks are functioning at Mandi Gobindgarh. The block has 5 branches of Fatehgarh Sahib Central Coop. Bank Ltd. and 1 branch of Primary Agricultural Land Development Bank at Amloh.

Amloh is located at .[1] It has an average elevation of 259 metres (849 feet).

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