Jajja Khurd

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Jajja Khurd
ਜੱਜਾ ਖ਼ੁਰਦ
Village
Jajja Khurd is located in Punjab
Jajja Khurd
Jajja Khurd
Jajja Khurd is located in India
Jajja Khurd
Jajja Khurd
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°05′02″N 75°50′55″E / 31.0838621°N 75.8487403°E / 31.0838621; 75.8487403Coordinates: 31°05′02″N 75°50′55″E / 31.0838621°N 75.8487403°E / 31.0838621; 75.8487403
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Tehsil Phillaur
Elevation 246 m (807 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 959[1]
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
 • Other spoken Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144418
Telephone code 01826
ISO 3166 code IN-PB
Vehicle registration PB 37
Website jalandhar.nic.in

Jajja Khurd is a village (Pind) 2 km from the market town of Apra and within close proximity of Phagwara, Phillaur, Goraya and Banga. It is within the Doaba region of Punjab in India in the Jalandhar district, close to the boundary of Nawanshahr district. There is a majority of Sandhu/Garcha/Maan Jats residing in the village. A large Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) is present as you enter Jajja from Apra.[2][3]

The closest train station is situated 8 km away in the town of Goraya.

People of Jajja Khurd[edit]

The people of Jajja Khurd are considered by many as traditional Jat Sikhs, they are known to be very conservative in their values and although a large percentage of the population has emigrated to the UK, the US and Canada; they tend not adopt western culture fully i.e. continue the tradition of arranged marriage, females tend not consume alcohol as per traditional Sikh/Punjabi values. The current sarpanch (village chief) of the pind is Gurdial Singh s/o Ajit Singh gs/o Bhulla Singh Garcha.

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