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For the village in Firozpur district, see Nangal, Zira.
Industrial Town of Punjab
Bhakra Dam
Nangal is located in Punjab
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°22′N 76°23′E / 31.37°N 76.38°E / 31.37; 76.38Coordinates: 31°22′N 76°23′E / 31.37°N 76.38°E / 31.37; 76.38
Country  India
State Punjab
District Rupnagar
Elevation 326 m (1,070 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 40,644
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 140124
Vehicle registration PB 74

Nangal, is a Municipal Council in Rupnagar district in the Punjab, India. It is 60 km from Rupnagar in the state of Punjab in northwest India. It sits at the foot of the Shiwalik Hills where it was established after plans for a dam required the movement of previously established villages. Residential areas include Shiwalik Avenue, Naya Nangal Township, BBMB Township and downtown Nangal.


The name Nangal came from the name of village Nangal Nikku. Present Nangal is situated on the land of villages Nangal Nikku, Hambewal and Dubheta the land acquired from these small villages in 1948 when the construction of Bhakra Dam was planned on the Satluj River. The town is divided into three parts: Nangal, Nangal Township and Naya Nangal.


Nangal is situated on the foothills of Shivalik hills and spread over both sides of river Sutlej which forms a lake behind the Nangal dam.


As of 2011 India Census,[1] Nangal had a population of 48,497. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nangal has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 74%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 79%. In Nangal, 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  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.