Ajnala, India

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Ajnala
city
Ajnala is located in Punjab
Ajnala
Ajnala
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°50′N 74°46′E / 31.84°N 74.76°E / 31.84; 74.76Coordinates: 31°50′N 74°46′E / 31.84°N 74.76°E / 31.84; 74.76
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictAmritsar
Elevation
213 m (699 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total18,602
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Ajnala is a town and a nagar panchayat in Amritsar district in the state of Punjab, India.Kalian Wala Khuh is martyrs place is a tourist destination in Ajnala.

Geography[edit]

Ajnala is located at 31°50′N 74°46′E / 31.84°N 74.76°E / 31.84; 74.76 in western Punjab near to the border with Pakistan.[1] It has an average elevation of 213 metres (698 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Ajnala had a population of 12,107. Males population is 11,347 and females is 9,760. Ajnala has an average literacy rate of 82.19%, higher than the state average of 75.84%. In Ajnala, Male literacy rate is around 86.05% while female literacy rate is 77.72%. population of children with age of 0-6 is 2397 which is 11.36% of the total population in Ajnala.

Indian Rebellion of 1857[edit]

During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, 282 sepoys of the 26th Native Infantry mutinied at Lahore and subsequently surrendered, believing they were going to be given a fair trial. They were summarily executed without trial by Frederick Henry Cooper, then-Deputy Commissioner of the district[3]. The bodies were dumped into a deep dry well near the police station which was later filled with charcoal, lime, and dirt[4]. The guard who shot the sepoys were made up entirely of Sikhs.[3] In March 2014 the head of a local Sikh gurdwara announced that the remains of those buried had been uncovered in the excavation of a well within the shrine.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ajnala
  2. ^ "Census of India 2018: Data from the 2018 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2011-01-18.
  3. ^ Cooper, "Crisis in the Punjab", pp 154-6, cited in The Great Indian Mutiny by Christopher Hubbard, pp 132
  4. ^ "India to examine claims over '1857 rebel' bodies"". BBC News. 3 March 2014. Retrieved 6 April 2018.