Jalandhar district

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Jalandhar district
Location in Punjab, India
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°19′48″N 75°34′12″E / 31.33000°N 75.57000°E / 31.33000; 75.57000Coordinates: 31°19′48″N 75°34′12″E / 31.33000°N 75.57000°E / 31.33000; 75.57000
Country India
StatePunjab
RegionDoaba
Named forArea inside the water or King Jalandhara
HeadquartersJalandhar
Government
 • Administrator of DistrictVarinder Kumar Sharma
Area
 • Total2,632 km2 (1,016 sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Literacy82.4%
Websitejalandhar.nic.in

Jalandhar district (Jalandhar Zilā) is a district in Doaba region of the state of Punjab, India. District headquarters is Jalandhar city.

Before the Partition of India, Jalandhar was also the headquarters of the Jalandhar Division, with constituent districts Jalandhar, Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Ferozepur and Kangra. The entire Jalandhar Division was awarded to India when Punjab was partitioned.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Jalandhar district[2]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
63.56%
Sikhism
32.75%
Islam
1.38%
Christianity
1.19%
Others
0.74%
Kos Minar along Grand Trunk Road in Dakhini near Jalandhar, from Jahangir period

According to the 2011 census Jalandhar district has a population of 2,181,753,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Latvia[4] or the US state of New Mexico.[5] This gives it a ranking of 209th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 831 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,150/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.16%.[3] Jalandhar has a sex ratio of 913 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 82.4%.[3]

Management Colleges[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jalandhar Division, Jalandhar District Portal, retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Jalandhar District Population Census 2011, Punjab literacy sex ratio and density".
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Latvia 2,204,708, July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  6. ^ "Top MBA ,MCA Colleges in North India, Punjab, Jalandhar - Apeejay Institute of Management Technical Campus".

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