Kharar, SAS Nagar

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Nickname(s): Tajinder
Kharar is located in Punjab
Location in Punjab, India
Kharar is located in India
Kharar (India)
Coordinates: 30°44′N 76°39′E / 30.74°N 76.65°E / 30.74; 76.65Coordinates: 30°44′N 76°39′E / 30.74°N 76.65°E / 30.74; 76.65
Country  India
State Punjab
District Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district
Named for Education Hub of Punjab
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body M.C. Kharar
Elevation 309 m (1,014 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 221,323
 • Official English
 • Spoken Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode(s) 140301
Area code(s) 0160
Vehicle registration PB-27
Literacy 72%

Kharar is a town and a municipal council in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district in the state of Punjab. Kharar is located at 30°44′N 76°39′E / 30.74°N 76.65°E / 30.74; 76.65[2] and has an average elevation of 309 metres (1,014 feet). It is near Chandigarh and is often referred to as "Greater Mohali" due to its close proximity to Mohali.

Kharar is known as the education hub of Punjab since it has many engineering colleges and a medical college. Some of the colleges and institutions located in Kharar are:

  1. Rayat Bahara University
  2. GGS college of engineering and technology
  3. Doaba Group of Colleges
  4. Chandigarh University


Kharar is a block situated in the Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district in Punjab. Positioned in the urban region of Punjab, it is among the 4 blocks of Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district. As per the government records, the block code of Kharar is 129. This block has 150 villages, and there are a total of 44,620 families.

Close to 60% of the people in Kharar are Sikhs making it the second Sikh majority town in the Chandigarh Capital region after Mohali.[3]

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