Makhu

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Makhu
Town
Rail Road bridge near Makhu
Rail Road bridge near Makhu
India
India
Makhu
Location in Punjab, India
India
India
Makhu
Makhu (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
CountryIndia
StatePunjab
DistrictFerozepur
Government
 • TypeNagar Panchayat
Area
 • Total6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation
201 m (659 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total14,658
 • Density2,400/km2 (6,300/sq mi)
Lanuguages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
142044
Telephone code01682
Vehicle registrationPB 05

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

Geography

Makhu has an average elevation of 201 metres (659 feet).[1] This town is located near the edge of Harike Sanctuary. It is 5 km away from the confluence of Satluj and Beas rivers.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[2] 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.

Transport

Air

Makhu is located 63 km from Amritsar International Airport.

Railway

The town has namesake Makhu Railway station which provides connectivity to major cities of Firozpur, Ludhiana and Jalandhar.

Road

Makhu town is connected to rest of Punjab and nation through three national highways.

References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Makhu
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.