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Nickname(s): lalpur
Alawalpur is located in Punjab
Alawalpur is located in India
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°26′N 75°39′E / 31.43°N 75.65°E / 31.43; 75.65Coordinates: 31°26′N 75°39′E / 31.43°N 75.65°E / 31.43; 75.65
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Elevation 232 m (761 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,172
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Alawalpur (Punjabi: ਅਲਾਵਲਪੁਰ, Hindi: अलावलपुर) is a city and a municipal council in Jalandhar district in the state of Punjab, India. Alawalpur is named after Alawal Khan, a Pathan who ruled the area during the time of Maharajah Ranjit Singh. Sardar Himmat Singh Jallewalia, a general in Ranjit Singh's army later conquered Alawalpur. His descendants still live in a fort located at the center of the city.


Alawalpur is located at 31°26′N 75°39′E / 31.43°N 75.65°E / 31.43; 75.65.[1] It has an average elevation of 232 metres (761 feet).It is located on the Kartarpur Adampur road. Alawalpur has a reasonably good market providing all items of daily use to the people living nearby. Villages surrounding Alawalpur include Doltpur, Dhogri, Sikandarpur, Sarmastpur, Sanghwal, Kishangarh and several more. D.A.V University has been recently established in the village Sarmastpur, very close to Alawalpur. This institute is helping the local people in getting the higher education and providing career opportunities.People like Er.Sumit Arora(Sanghwal), Satnam Badhan(Sanghwal) are doing best efforts to make their village best among other villages.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Alawalpur had a population of 7,172. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Alawalpur has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.