Bhikhiwind

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Bhikhiwind
city
Bhikhiwind is located in Punjab
Bhikhiwind
Bhikhiwind
Bhikhiwind is located in India
Bhikhiwind
Bhikhiwind
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°20′N 74°42′E / 31.34°N 74.70°E / 31.34; 74.70Coordinates: 31°20′N 74°42′E / 31.34°N 74.70°E / 31.34; 74.70
Country  India
State Punjab
District Tarn Taran
Region Majha
Government
 • Type Municipal corporation
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,269
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhikhiwind is a town and a nagar panchayat in Tarn Taran district in the Majha region of state of Punjab, India.[1] The town is located along the India-Pakistan border in Tarn Taran district of Punjab, India, 280 km from Chandigarh.[2]

Geography[edit]

Bhikhiwind is located at 31°20′N 74°42′E / 31.34°N 74.70°E / 31.34; 74.70.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Bhikhiwind had a population of 10,269. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Bhikhiwind has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with the male literacy rate of 71% and female literacy rate of 60%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notable Persons[edit]

Sardar Tejpreet Singh Sandhu RABB, Sarabjit Singh, Comrade Balwinder Singh Sandhu[2] Mohinder singh Padhri Retd HeadMaster,.Er Harjinder singh Padhri(water supply), Pirthipal singh Padhri Head Teacher Amritsar.Er.Surinder pal singh Padhri(Pspcl) sardar Bikramjit singh sandhu pardhar of i.t wing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Border Area Development Programme" (PDF). Department of Planning, Government of Punjab. 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b "Sarabjit's family meets Krishna". The Times of India. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Yahoo maps location of Bhikhiwind". Yahoo maps. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  4. ^ "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.