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 Sikhs, Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji.

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

Colleges include: MGSM Janta College, 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
  • Shiv mandir pandhian mohalla kartarpur

Banks[edit]

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

References[edit]

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