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
StatePunjab
DistrictJalandhar
Government
 • MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly)Pawan Kumar Tinu Shiromani Akali Dal
Elevation
233 m (764 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total20,922
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
144102

Adampur (Punjabi: ਆਦਮਪੁਰ) 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 town.

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 assembly 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Adampur
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  3. ^ "State-wise, District-wise List of Blocks with >40% but less than 50% SC population". Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  4. ^ Jalandhar MLA List

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