Bhawanigarh

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Bhawanigarh
city
Punjab
Bhawanigarh
Bhawanigarh
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°16′N 76°02′E / 30.27°N 76.04°E / 30.27; 76.04Coordinates: 30°16′N 76°02′E / 30.27°N 76.04°E / 30.27; 76.04
Country  India
State Punjab
District Sangrur
Elevation 241 m (791 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,780
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhawanigarh is a town and a municipal council in Sangrur district in the state of Punjab, India. The town is also called Dhode, after the clan of its original founders. The town lies 19 kilometres east of Sangrur on the Patiala-Sangrur road. Patiala is 36 kilometres east of Bhawanigarh.

Facts and some history[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Bhawanigarh had a population of 17,780. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhawanigarh has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 66% and female literacy of 57%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Bhawanigarh name originate from "Bhawani" mata. A temple of Bhawani mata is also there in Bhawanigarh.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.