Hoshiarpur

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This article is about the municipal corporation in Punjab, India. For its namesake district, see Hoshiarpur district.
Hoshiarpur
ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ
होशियारपुर
City
Landmarks Of Hoshiarpur
Landmarks Of Hoshiarpur
Nickname(s):
Land Of Saints
HSP
Hoshiarpur is located in Punjab
Hoshiarpur
Hoshiarpur
Location of Hoshiarpur City in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°32′N 75°55′E / 31.53°N 75.92°E / 31.53; 75.92Coordinates: 31°32′N 75°55′E / 31.53°N 75.92°E / 31.53; 75.92
Country  India
State Punjab
Region North India
District Hoshiarpur
Settled by British 1846 A.D.
Founded In 1325-1351 A.D.
Founded by Hargovind Ram & Ram Chand (Dewans of Muhammad bin Tughluq)[1]
Named for Hoshiar Khan Of Bajwara
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Municipal Corporation Hoshiarpur
 • Mayor Shiv Sood (BJP)[2]
Area
 • Land 480 km2 (190 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 168,443
 • Density 396/km2 (1,030/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Hoshiarpuria, Hoshiarpuri
Languages
 • Official Punjabi, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 146001
Area code(s) +91-1882
Vehicle registration PB07
Website http://www.mchoshiarpur.org/

Hoshiarpur About this sound pronunciation  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[citation needed].

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.

Demographics[edit]

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.[3]

As of 2011 India census,[4] 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 Scheduled Caste population in this district is 34.3%[5][6]

History[edit]

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 [7]

By road[edit]

Bhagwan Valmiki ISBT

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,[8] Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, Jammu & Kashmir Roadways, Rajasthan State Roadways, apart from private operators.

Education[edit]

University[edit]

Panjab University Regional Centre
Hoshiarpur Archaeological Museum

Notable people from Hoshiarpur[edit]

This list only includes notable people from Hoshiarpur City, for those born in Hoshiarpur district see that article.

Politics[edit]

Arts and culture[edit]

Monica Bedi is from the city

Army[edit]

References[edit]

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