Makhu

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Makhu
ਮਖੂ
virka da makhu
city
Rail Road Makhu
Rail Road Makhu
Nickname(s): ਲਾਹੋਰੀਏ ਜੱਟ ਵਿਰਕ
India
India
Makhu
India
India
Makhu
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°06′N 75°00′E / 31.1°N 75.0°E / 31.1; 75.0Coordinates: 31°06′N 75°00′E / 31.1°N 75.0°E / 31.1; 75.0
Country  India
State Punjab
District Ferozepur
Founded by Gurpreet virk
Named for Gurpreet Virk.
Government
 • Type Indian
Area
 • Total 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation1000 201 m (659 ft)
Lanuguages
 • Official Punjabi ((ਪੰਜਾਬੀ))
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 142044
Telephone code 01682
Vehicle registration PB 47

Makhu (Punjabi: ਮਖੂ) is a town and a nagar panchayat in Ferozepur district in the Indian state of Punjab.

Geography[edit]

Makhu has an average elevation of 201 metres (659 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Makhu had a population of 12,173. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Makhu has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 65%, and female literacy is 56%. In Makhu, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. Makhu is situated on Amritsar Bathinda national highway. It is 5 km away from Harike Sanctuary, well known place, where Satluj and Beas river mingle together. Many Doctors are available in this small town.

How to reach[edit]

By Air: Makhu is located 63 km from Amritsar airport (Sri Guru Ram Das Ji International Airport) By Rail: Makhu has its own railway station. By Road: Makhu town is located near to “Amritsar-Faridkot road on NH 15, and SH 19.

Hospitals & Medical Stores & Offices[edit]

  • Wadhwa Hardware Store
  • Wahi Medical Store
  • Kalra Hospital
  • City Hospital Makhu
  • Civil Hospital Makhu
  • Medicare hospital
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Deptt.
  • Food Supply Office
  • Keshav Gift center
  • Kinder garten senior secondary school
  • Wetland University College for girls
  • Tata Motor Garage

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.