Gurdaspur

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Gurdaspur
City
Gurdaspur is located in India
Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur is located in Punjab
Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur
Coordinates: 32°02′00″N 75°24′00″E / 32.0333°N 75.40°E / 32.0333; 75.40Coordinates: 32°02′00″N 75°24′00″E / 32.0333°N 75.40°E / 32.0333; 75.40
CountryIndia
StatePunjab
DistrictGurdaspur
RegionMajha
Founded byBhai Guriya Ji
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipal Council Gurdaspur
 • Member of the Legislative AssemblyBarindermeet Singh Pahra
 • Member of ParliamentSunny Deol
 • Deputy CommissionerMohammad Ishfaq, IAS[1]
Area
 • City45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Area rank5th
Elevation
241 m (791 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • City120,564
 • Density649/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
 • Metro
744,092
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
143521
Area code(s)+91-1874-XXX XXXX
Vehicle registrationPB-06, PB-18, PB-58, PB-99, PB-85
Websitegurdaspur.nic.in

Gurdaspur is a city in the state of Punjab, India, between the rivers Beas and Ravi. Through its location on the Indian side of the Punjab region, it shares a border with Pakistan. It houses the administrative headquarters of Gurdaspur District and is in the geographical centre of the district.

Gurdaspur city was named after Mahant Guriya das ji.[2] The Emperor Akbar was crowned at Kalanaur, which is 26 km from the city.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 India census,[3] Gurdaspur had a population of 2,299,026 (1,212,995 males and 1,086,031 females). There was a 9.30% increase in population compared to that of 2001. In the previous 2001 census of India, Gurdaspur District had recorded a 19.74% increase to its population compared to 1991.

The average literacy rate of Gurdaspur in 2011 was 81.10%, compared to 73.80% in 2001. The male and female literacy rates were 85.90% and 75.70%, respectively. For the 2001 census, the rates were 79.80% and 67.10% respectively. The total literate population was 1,668,339, consisting of 928,264 males and 740,075 females. Sex ratio is about 895 females per 1000 males. Population Density was 649 per square km. [3]

Education[edit]

Gurdaspur has many elementary and secondary level schools and has 13 degree level and engineering colleges.[4] Beant College of Engineering and Technology, is among them, founded by then Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995. A nationally accredited body by Ministry of Tourism (India) Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition is also located in Gurdaspur.

Colleges

Administrative towns[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Punjab Police Amritsar". gurdaspur.nic.in. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. ^ "About District". Gurdaspur.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2 August 2005. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Gurdaspur District Population Census 2011, Punjab literacy sex ratio and density". Census2011.co.in.
  4. ^ "Education Facilities in District Gurdaspur". Gurdaspur.nic.in. Archived from the original on 18 May 2005. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  5. ^ http://india.gov.in/my-government/indian parliament/vinod-khanna

Further reading[edit]

  • Chester, Lucy P. Borders and Conflict in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab. Manchester UP, 2009.
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Gurdaspur" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • Official website