Kharar, SAS Nagar

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Kharar

ਖਰੜ
Town
Kharar is located in Punjab
Kharar
Kharar
Location in Punjab, India
Kharar is located in India
Kharar
Kharar
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
StatePunjab
DistrictSahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district
Named forEducation Hub of Punjab
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyM.C. Kharar
Elevation
309 m (1,014 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total221,323
Language
 • OfficialEnglish
 • SpokenPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Pincode(s)
140301
Area code(s)0160
Vehicle registrationPB-27
Literacy72%

Kharar is a town and a municipal council in Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar district in the state of Punjab.[1][2][3] Kharar is located at 30°44′N 76°39′E / 30.74°N 76.65°E / 30.74; 76.65[4] 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.

Demographics[edit]

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 Greater Mohali region after Mohali.[5]

Education[edit]

Kharar has many Universities, engineering colleges and a dental college in its vicinity, such as:

Medical Testing[edit]

Kharar has Punjab's only State Chemical Testing Laboratory which can perform viscera examination[6][7] and a Forensic Laboratory[8], helpful for speedy justice in legal cases. Kharar has its own government hospital as well. It is situated in the center of the city.

Commerce[edit]

Virtuous Retail Punjab Mall (VR Punjab Mall) (formerly known as North Country Mall) in Kharar is one of the largest shopping malls with an area of 2 million sq ft.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome To SAS Nagar". sasnagar.gov.in. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Municipal Council KHARAR". mckharar.in. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Kharar MC will charge 29 colonies for water, sewerage from August 1". hindustan times. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kharar
  5. ^ "Kharar City Population Census 2011 - Punjab". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  6. ^ S, TN (21 November 2017). "Lone lab takes 3 yrs to examine viscera". Tribune News Service. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  7. ^ "Punjab: Lock to govt chemical lab found broken, probe is on". The Indian Express. 29 April 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Kharar forensic lab scam: Ex-in-charge gets 7-year jail for altering reports". hindustan times. 24 March 2018. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  9. ^ S, TN (15 January 2018). "VR Punjab stamps its love for state". Tribune News Service. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
  10. ^ "North Country Mall on Chandigarh-Kharar road sold for Rs 700 crore". hindustan times. 2 May 2017. Retrieved 26 July 2018.