Bhawanigarh

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Bhawanigarh
Dhode
city
Bhawanigarh is located in Punjab
Bhawanigarh
Bhawanigarh
Bhawanigarh is located in India
Bhawanigarh
Bhawanigarh
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°16′N 76°02′E / 30.27°N 76.04°E / 30.27; 76.04Coordinates: 30°16′N 76°02′E / 30.27°N 76.04°E / 30.27; 76.04
Country  India
State Punjab
District Sangrur
Government
 • Type Municipal corporation
Elevation 241 m (791 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,780
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhawanigarh is a town and a municipal council (Class-3) in Sangrur district in the state of Punjab, India. It is also the headquarter of Bhawanigarh tehsil, which was formed in December 2016.[1] The town is also called Dhode, after the clan of its original founders. The town lies 19 kilometres east of Sangrur on the Patiala-Sangrur road. Patiala is 36 kilometres east of Bhawanigarh.

Facts and some history[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Bhawanigarh had a population of 17,780. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhawanigarh has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 66% and female literacy of 57%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. According to 2011 census data, its total population is 22320. The name Bhawanigarh originates from "Bhawani" mata. There is a temple of Bhawani mata in Bhawanigarh.


Places of Interest[edit]

  • Shri Gugu teg bahadur stadium situated near the police station .

It is of approximately 5 acres in area .

  • Guru teg bahadur college which is at back side of stadium .
  • Gaushala market is at the centre of town and famous for best shopping centres

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Tehsils in Punjab". Retrieved 2016-12-19. 
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.