Adampur

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Adampur headquarters
Adampur Doaba
city
Adampur headquarters is located in Punjab
Adampur headquarters
Adampur headquarters
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°26′N 75°43′E / 31.43°N 75.72°E / 31.43; 75.72Coordinates: 31°26′N 75°43′E / 31.43°N 75.72°E / 31.43; 75.72
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Government
 • MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Pawan Kumar Tinu Shiromani Akali Dal
Elevation 233 m (764 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 20,922
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144102

Adampur (Punjabi: ਆਦਮਪੁਰ, Hindi: आदमपुर) is a town, a municipal council and a sub-tehsil in Jalandhar district in the Indian state of Punjab.

Geography[edit]

Adampur Doaba is located at 31°26′N 75°43′E / 31.43°N 75.72°E / 31.43; 75.72.[1] It has an average elevation of 233 metres (764 feet). It is located at a distance of 24 km from its district headquarters Jalandhar and approximately 26 km from Hoshiarpur. The nearest hill station is Dharamshala which is the headquarters of the Dalai Lama. Another hill-station around Adampur is McLeodganj. The Main Bazaar is the main market and one of the best areas to live in and around the town.

It is situated in the center of Punjab and its two main cities, Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur.

The clock tower of Adampur and Punjab Khadi Mandal are some of the oldest buildings of this town. Gulmohur academy is one of best english teaching institute in towm.

The Adampur Air Force Station at Adampur Doaba is the second largest Air Force base of India and now its is proposed site for domestic airport. One of the oldest serving families of Adampur is the Virdi family of the Ramgarhia clan. There is a Khadi Bhandar inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 India census,[2] The Adampur Municipal Council has population of 20,922 of which 11,152 are males while 9,770 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Adampur has an average literacy rate of 87.98%, higher than the national average of 75.84%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The scheduled caste population is 47.30%[3]

Legislative Setup[edit]

Adampur is a legislative assebmly constituency having constituency number 38. Pawan Kumar Tinu of Shiromani Akali Dal is the current MLA from this seat.[4] In the last assembly elections held in early 2017, he became MLA by defeating its nearest opponent Mohinder Singh Kaypee of Congress with a margin of 7699 votes. The town comes under the Jalandhar parliamentary constituency, which is currently represented by Santokh Singh Chaudhary of INC.

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