|• Type||Municipal corporation|
|• Body||Nagar Palika|
|Elevation||253 m (830 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Dhariwal is a 5th largest town and a municipal council in Gurdaspur district in the state of Punjab, India. Dhariwal is most famous for its woolen mill. This town is situated on the banks of river Upper Bari Duab and is 13 km away from Gurdaspur on Gurdaspur-Batala highway.
As of 2001[update] India census, Dhariwal had a population of 18,706. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Dhariwal has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 78% and female literacy is 70%. In Dhariwal, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
During British rule, the New Egerton Woolen Mills (established in 1880 then purchased by Sir Alexander MacRobert in 1884) produced woolen worsted and hosiery of all kinds - in 1904 the company employed 908 people. These mills were famous throughout colonial India and were the only mills in Punjab at that time.
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