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Landmarks Of Hoshiarpur
Land Of Saints
|Settled by British||1846 A.D.|
|Founded In||1325-1351 A.D.|
|Founded by||Hargovind Ram & Ram Chand (Dewans of Muhammad bin Tughluq)|
|Named for||Hoshiar Khan Of Bajwara|
|• Body||Municipal Corporation Hoshiarpur|
|• Mayor||Shiv Sood (BJP)|
|• Land||480 km2 (190 sq mi)|
|Elevation||296 m (971 ft)|
|• Density||396/km2 (1,030/sq mi)|
|• Official||Punjabi, Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Hoshiarpur pronunciation (help·info) is a city and a municipal corporation in Hoshiarpur district in the Indian state of Punjab. It was founded, according to tradition, during the early part of the fourth century. In 1809 it was occupied by the forces of Maharaja Karanvir Singh and was united into the greater state of Punjab.
Hoshiarpur has an average elevation of 296 metres (971 ft). Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-east part of the Indian state of Punjab. It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is situated in the Bist Doab portion of the Doaba region. Hoshiarpur shares a boundary with Kangra district, and Una district of Himachal Pradesh in the northeast. In the southwest, it borders Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district, Jalandhar district, and Kapurthala district, and in the northwest it borders Gurdaspur district.
As per provisional data of 2011 census, Hoshiarpur had a population of 168,443 out of which 88,290 were males and 80,153 were females. The literacy rate was 89.11 per cent.
As of 2011[update] India census, Hoshiarpur had a population of 189,371. Males constitute 50.9% of the population and females 49.1%. Hoshiarpur has an average literacy rate of 85.40%, compared to 81.00% of 2001. Male literacy is 89.90%, and female literacy is 80.80%. In Hoshiarpur, 10% of the population is under 11 years of age.
- Females per 1,000 males: 962
- Density of population ( per km².): 396
- Percentage increase in population (2001–2011): 7.1%
- Child sex ratio (0–6 Age): 859
The archaeological explorations made during the recent years have revealed the antiquity of the Hoshiarpur District to the Harappan Period. On the basis of surface exploration, the following new sited have been brought on the Archaeological map of India and the traces of the selfsame people as at Harappa and Mohenjadaro have also been detected in the Hoshiarpur District 
Hoshiarpur's Bus Stand is Bhagwan Valmiki Interstate Bus Terminal, which has a large network of bus services of Punjab Roadways, Himachal Roadways, Delhi, Haryana Roadways, P.R.T.C, Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, Jammu & Kashmir Roadways, Rajasthan State Roadways, apart from private operators.
Notable people from Hoshiarpur
This list only includes notable people from Hoshiarpur City, for those born in Hoshiarpur district see that article.
- Mangu Ram Mugowalia, prominent Ghadar Party leader and Freedom Fighter
- Harnam Singh Saini, an Indian revolutionary
- Giani Zail Singh was elected from Hoshiarpur in 1980. After that he became Union Home Minister and later the President of India in 1982.
- Kanshi Ram founder of Bahujan Samaj Party won election from hoshiarpur in Indian general election, 1996
- Avinash Rai Khanna a Bharatiya Janata Party leader
- Santosh Chowdhary ex-MP Congress.
- Mayawati incontested M.P. election from Hoshiarpur Indian general election, 1989
- Ambika Soni M.P. belongs to bajwara in Hoshiarpur.
- Jagjit Singh Chauhan founder of Khalsa Raj Party
- Vijay Sampla, (Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment) MP from Hoshiarpur is actually from Jalandhar city. (born at Sofi Village, Jalandhar district)
Arts and culture
- Bhai Sahib Singh one of the Panj Pyare
- Gauri Khan (born Gauri Chhibber) belongs to Hoshiarpur and raised up in Delhi.
- Simran Kaur Mundi a Punjabi film actress is from village Mundian Jattan
- Yo Yo Honey Singh Punjabi Rapper from Delhi was born in Hoshiarpur.
- Monica Bedi a Punjabi actress is from village Chabbewal
- Piara Singh Gill, nuclear physicist
- Kulwinder Dhillon singer from Mahilpur
- Amar Singh Shaunki Dhadi singer
- Hard Kaur Indian rapper
- Soni Pabla, belongs to Bilaspur village, Hoshiarpur District
- D. P. Singh a science populariser and environmental activist of Punjab.
- Satinder Sartaaj Singer also belongs to Hoshiarpur Distt.(village Chabbewal)
- Dr.Ganda Singh a Punjabi historian
- Debi Makhsoospuri belongs to Makhsoospur Village near Kotfatuhi of Distt Hoshiarpur.
- Intikhab Alam cricketer.
- Harbanse Singh Doman belongs to the Hoshirarpur
- Ustad Amanat Ali Khan Pakistani Classic and Ghazal Singer was born in Hoshiarpur
- Habib Jalib Pakistani revolutionary poet and left wing politician born on 24 March 1928 in a village near Hoshiarpur.
- Upasana Singh actress in Bollywood and comedian in TV was Born at Tanda.
- Munir Niazi (1928–2006) was an Urdu and Punjabi poet born in Khanpur, a village near Hoshiarpur
- Tufail Mohammad of Punjab Regiment (Pakistan), Recipient of Nishan-e-Haider
- Fazal Din of 7th Battalion 10th Baluch Regiment, British Indian Army, recipient of Victoria Cross.
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