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Charik is located in Punjab
Charik is located in India
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°43′12″N 75°10′19″E / 30.720°N 75.172°E / 30.720; 75.172Coordinates: 30°43′12″N 75°10′19″E / 30.720°N 75.172°E / 30.720; 75.172
Country  India
State Punjab
District Moga
 • Body Panchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,228[1]
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 142001
Vehicle registration PB29
Nearest city Moga about 10 km
Lok Sabha constituency Faridkot
Civic agency Panchayat
Telephone/STD code 01636

Charik is a village in Moga district of Punjab, India.It is one of the largest villages of Punjab by population.It has 3 panchayat bodies with name

1.Patti Sarkar

2.Patti Jagir

3.Charik Kothe

A young man of the village, Lakhvir Singh, was martyred in an encounter between the security forces and militants, in Sopore district of Jammu and Kashmir in February 2010.[2] This village has five gurdwara main Gurdwara Named on village founder baba khushal singh ji & one Muslim mosaque and one (Mandir) Hindu temple.

Charik gave birth to great international kabaddi players Baljinder Singh Gill and Major Singh Gill. It also gave birth to Makhan DP Charik (kabaddi player and coach). This village has its own standard in kabaddi. The people of this village also play soccer (football) and cricket.


Charik is approximately centered at 30°43′12″N 75°10′19″E / 30.72000°N 75.17194°E / 30.72000; 75.17194.[3] It is located 10KM towards South from District head quarters Moga. 173 KM from State capital Chandigarh


Before 1947 it was part of princely state Kalsia. Shaheed Baba Khushaal Singh Ji died in a battle of Sikhism in earlier history.

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  2. ^ "Martyr cremated with honours". News in English. Charik (Moga). The Tribune. February 27, 2010. Retrieved June 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ Google Maps