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Chananwal is about 16 km from its district Barnala via - Village Thikriwal and Raisar. People coming from Ludhiana can drop off at Mahel Kalan and catch a Mini Bus to Chananwal via Village Chinniwal. People coming from Moga can drop off at the Tallewal Canal and catch the Mini bus to Chananwal via village Bihla and Bhilli. This village was formed by 15 families of birrings from village Bhaini Birring. The residents of Chananwal are mostly Sikhs from the Jatt community. They are divided in 5 pattis '("Patti" is a Punjabi word which means a group of people from a Particular village or area.)' i.e. Birring, Jattanae, Bath, Jangi ki, and Bassi. People of these pattis have come from different places.Chananwal is approximately 400 yrs old.Birring patti is the biggest of all pattis and Jangiki and Jattane patti includes most of the rich people of village.
People from various religions and communities live in the village. There are two fully constructed Gurudwaras, a Hindu temple, and a Mosque. Most of the residents are farmers by occupation. The people of the village are known for being competitive and progressive. Many of its residents have migrated to Canada, U.K., Australia. About 60% of chananwal population is residing in foreign countries. There is a government school and a small hospital most of progress by Jangike. Chanawal sarpanch is mostly belong to jangike. Chananwal is ranked as 4 best village in whole Punjab and number 1 village in dist. Barnala.
Three past Sarpanchs (Head of Village) are Balwant Singh Gill, Jangir Kaur Birring and Jaspal Singh Gill.Present Sarpach is Gurjant Singh.
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