Sangrur district

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Sangrur district
ਸੰਗਰੂਰ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ
District
Punjab
Sangrur district
Sangrur district
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°14′N 75°50′E / 30.23°N 75.83°E / 30.23; 75.83Coordinates: 30°14′N 75°50′E / 30.23°N 75.83°E / 30.23; 75.83
Country  India
State Punjab
District Sangrur district
Area
 • Total 3,685 km2 (1,423 sq mi)
Elevation 232 m (761 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,654,408
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 148001
Telephone code 01672
Website sangrur.nic.in

Sangrur district (Punjabi: ਸੰਗਰੂਰ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ) is in the state of Punjab in North-West Republic of India. Earlier Barnala was part of Sangrur district, but now Barnala is a separate district. Sangrur consists of the cities of Dhuri, Lehragaga, Malerkotla, Sangrur, and Sunam. Other cities are Ahmedgarh, Amargarh, Bhawanigarh, Dirba, Khanauri, Longowal and Moonak.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Sangrur district had a population of 1,655,169 of which male and female were 878,029 and 777,140 respectively[1] roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau[2] or the US state of Idaho.[3] This gives it a ranking of 300st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 449 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,160/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.3%.[1] Sangrur has a sex ratio of 885 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 67.99%.[1]

Notable people of Sangrur[edit]

  • Two of the chief ministers of Indian Punjab hailed from Sangrur, as did one chief minister of the former state of Patiala and East Punjab States Union (PEPSU).[citation needed]. The two Punjab Chief Ministers were Surjit Singh Barnala and Rajinder Kaur Bhathal. Late Lala Brish Bhan was the chief minister of PEPSU. Senior Akali leader and former Union cabinet minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa also hails from Sangrur.
  • Udham Singh was an Indian independence activist, best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer in March 1940 in what has been described as the avenging of the Jallianwalla Bagh Massacre.
  • The city has a huge number of artists, including: Ali Akbar, the music director; Bhupinder Mann, a prominent Punjabi folk singer; Pargat Singh, the lyricist; Satinder Fatta, painter and speaker; and many more.
  • Well renowned politicians and business men were born here, i.e. Naresh Goyal, owner of Jet Airways.
  • The well renowned English author Gerry Gogna living here, founder of Rock Star Senior Club Trust.

‘Sleepy’ town of Sangrur was one of the 600+ princely states in pre-independence India. The Kayasthas were hired to run the upper administration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sangrur District Population 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Idaho 1,567,582 

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Administrative Sub-divisions[edit]

Sangrur district is further sub-divided into 6 sub-divisions/tehsils - Dhuri, Lehragaga, Malerkotla, Moonak, Sangrur and Sunam.