Kartarpur, India

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Kartarpur, Punjab, India
ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ
town
Punjab
Kartarpur, Punjab, India
Kartarpur, Punjab, India
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°26′N 75°30′E / 31.44°N 75.5°E / 31.44; 75.5Coordinates: 31°26′N 75°30′E / 31.44°N 75.5°E / 31.44; 75.5
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Founded by Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Elevation 228 m (748 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,152
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144801
Telephone code 0181
Vehicle registration PB 08

Kartarpur (Punjabi: ਕਰਤਾਰਪੁਰ; meaning: The City of God) is a town near the city of Jalandhar and is located in the Doaba region of the state. It was founded by the fifth Guru of Sikhism, Guru Arjan Dev.

Geography[edit]

Kartarpur is located at 31°26′N 75°30′E / 31.44°N 75.5°E / 31.44; 75.5.[1] It has an average elevation of 228 metres (748 feet). It is situated at a distance of 15 km from Jalandhar towards Amritsar on G.T. Road (National Highway 1).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Kartarpur had a population of 25,152. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Kartarpur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 66%. In Kartarpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. Kartarpur has 14 municipal wards.

Education[edit]

Computer Institute include:

  • CAL-C Computer Education Institute
  • ELITE Computer Education Centre
  • FUTECH Institute
  • APPI Institute

Collage include: MGSM Janta Collage, Kartarpur

Schools include:

  • Arya Girls High School
  • DAV Senior Secondary School
  • Government Senior Secondary School
  • S.D. High School
  • St. Francis Convent School
  • St. Soldier Public School
  • Shri Guru Arjun Dev Senior Secondary School
  • Arya Model School
  • Dayanand Model School
  • Mata Gujri Public School

Religion[edit]

Gurudwaras include:

  • Gurudwara Shri Thamji Sahib
  • Gurudwara Mata Gujri Ji
  • Gurudwara Shri Mai Bhago Ji
  • Gurudwara Shri Gangsar Sahib
  • First Guru Granth Sahib(Adi Granth) is placed at Qila Kothi(Kartarpur Fort).


Temples include:

  • Shri Guru Ravidass Mandir Arya Nagar
  • Prachin Mata Chintpurni Mandir
  • Dera Baba Punj Peer
  • Dera Baba Gurmukh Dass Ji

Banks[edit]

  • Punjab National Bank
  • State Bank of India
  • State Bank of Patiala
  • Axis Bank
  • ICICI Bank
  • HDFC Bank
  • Capital Local Area Bank

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