Nangal

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Nangal
town
Punjab
Nangal
Nangal
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
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 140124
Vehicle registration PB 74

Nangal is a town 60 km from Rupnagar in the state of Punjab in northwest India. It sits at the foot of the Shiwalik Hills.

The town was named Nangal when it acquired the land of the villages of Nangal Nikku, Hambewal and Dubbeta. It gained in importance with the starting of construction of the Bhakra Dam on the Satluj River in November 1955.

It is connected by 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.

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.