Dera Bassi

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DeraBassi
city
Punjab
DeraBassi
DeraBassi
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°35′14″N 76°50′34″E / 30.5872°N 76.8428°E / 30.5872; 76.8428Coordinates: 30°35′14″N 76°50′34″E / 30.5872°N 76.8428°E / 30.5872; 76.8428
Country  India
State Punjab
District Mohali
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,690
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 140507
Construction of a Nursery taking place alongside gulabgarh road near National Dental College & Hospital, Derabassi

Dera Bassi is a city and a municipal council in Mohali district in the state of Punjab, India. Zirakpur comes under tehsil Dera Bassi. Dera Bassi is located on the Chandigarh – Delhi National Highway, 20 km from Chandigarh. It is strategically located near the boundary of Haryana, Himanchal Pradesh and Union territory of Chandigarh. The nearby sub town Lalru was once a famous market for red chili powder. The city and nearby area has eight engineering colleges, B.ed, paramedical and management Institutes.

History[edit]

The Dera Bassi town was formed from the early Kalsia state, whose headquarters were at Chhachhrauli. There was a big fort (now in ruins state) of Mughal era located at outskirts of Dera Bassi. It was used as guest house by Kalsai rulers . In 1922 Ravi Sher Singh visited Dera Bassi after his paramount as the monarch of Kalsai state. Earlier the town was under Patiala district, thereafter it has become a part of newly created Mohali district.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 India census,[1] Dera Bassi had a population of 15,690. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Dera Bassi has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80% and, female literacy is 72%. In Dera Bassi, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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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.