Abohar

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Abohar
ਅਬੋਹਰ
Abohar is located in Punjab
Abohar
Abohar
Abohar is located in India
Abohar
Abohar
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°08′00″N 74°12′00″E / 30.1334°N 74.2001°E / 30.1334; 74.2001Coordinates: 30°08′00″N 74°12′00″E / 30.1334°N 74.2001°E / 30.1334; 74.2001
Country  India
State Punjab
District Fazilka
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 145,238
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
 • Dialect Bagri(Marwari+ Haryanvi)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 152116
STD code 01634
Vehicle registration PB-15 and PB-22

Abohar is a municipal committee in Fazilka district of the Indian state of Punjab,[1] north east of Sri Ganganagar and south east of Fazilka.[2] It is proximal to the India- Pakistan border. Abohar's population is 145,302. [3]

Common crops[edit]

Abohar is a fertile area. Commonly known for Kinnow, a hybrid citrus fruit.The kinnow is a high yield mandarin hybrid cultivated extensively in the wider Punjab region of India and Pakistan.

It is a hybrid of two citrus cultivars — 'King' (Citrus nobilis) × 'Willow Leaf' (Citrus × deliciosa) — first developed by Howard B. Frost at the University of California Citrus Experiment Station. After evaluation, the kinnow was released as a new citrus hybrid for commercial cultivation in 1935. Also, the area has a high yield of cotton, mustard and many legumes. An agricultural research center, called 'Seed farm' has also been set up in Abohar which is affiliated with the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana, Punjab.

Educational Institutes[edit]

The main educational centers are D.A.V college, D.A.V college for education,Maharishi Dayanand College of Education(M.D. College) Gopichand Arya Mahila college for women and Khalsa college. Schools include L.R.S D.A.V school, Simigo International School, Assumption Convent school and Sachkhand Convent school etc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mcfazilka.com/
  2. ^ http://www.puda.nic.in/img/approved_masterplan_files/Abohar_rpt_2011.pdf
  3. ^ "Census India 2011". Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner; India. Retrieved 2017-01-01.