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Bhakra Dam
Bhakra Dam
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°22′N 76°23′E / 31.37°N 76.38°E / 31.37; 76.38Coordinates: 31°22′N 76°23′E / 31.37°N 76.38°E / 31.37; 76.38
Country  India
State Punjab
District Rupnagar
Elevation 326 m (1,070 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 40,644
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 140124
Vehicle registration PB 74

Nangal (Punjabi: ਨੰਗਲ) is a Municipal Council in Rupnagar district in the Punjab, India. It is 60 km from Rupnagar in the state of Punjab in northwest India. It sits at the foot of the Shiwalik Hills. On the bank of Satluj there is also a small but beautiful township Naya Nangal where employees of the National Fertilizers Limited live.


The name Nangal came from the name of village Nangal Nikku. Present Nangal is situated on the land of ancient villages Nangal Nikku, Hambewal and Dubheta the land aquired from these small vilaages in November 1955 when the construction planned of Bhakra Dam on the Sutlej River. The town is divided into two parts: Nangal Township and Naya Nangal Township.


Nangal is nestled among Shivalik hills and spread over both sides of river Sutlej which here forms a beautiful lake, formed due to construction of Nangal dam.

How to reach Nangal[edit]

It is connected by Punjab Roadways and P.R.T.C. Buses and Regular train service by BBMB Nangal Township.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Nangal had a population of 40,644. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nangal has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 74%. In Nangal, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Nangal is the city of nature with greenery, lakes and full of nature. A Glass house located at the Historical Satluj Sadan at Nangal where Panchsheel was discussed between Pt. Nehru and Chinese PM Zhou Enlai.

Religious Places[edit]

  • Julfa Mata Temple
  • Gurdwara Bhabour Sahib. This Gurudwara, located 5 km from Nangal, presents a majestic view. Guru Gobind Singhji is said to have mediated at this spot.
  • Prachin Temple and 1008 Swami Sevanand Giri Maharaj Ashram.
  • Gurdwara Dhan Dhan Baba Buddha (Budha) Sahib Ji at Village Barari, Jawahar Market.
  • Gurudwara Shri Nanaksar


  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.