Banga, Pakistan

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Banga
Village
Banga is located in Pakistan
Banga
Banga
Coordinates: 31°14′N 73°11′E / 31.24°N 73.18°E / 31.24; 73.18Coordinates: 31°14′N 73°11′E / 31.24°N 73.18°E / 31.24; 73.18
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Banga, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh, is a village of Faisalabad District (previously called Lyallpur) in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located at 31°24'0N 73°18'0E with an altitude of 181 metres (597 feet).[1]

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Bhagat Singh, an Indian revolutionary, was born in the village in 1907.[2] The Government of Pakistan has declared it to be a national heritage site and the Government of Punjab, India has offered help for the purchase and setting up of a world-class memorial.[3][4]

An annual memorial fair is held in the village on 23 March, which is the anniversary of Singh's death.[3]

Education[edit]

There are two high schools for both boys and girls and many private schools.

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