Phagwara

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Phagwara
Phagwara is located in Punjab
Phagwara
Phagwara
Location in Punjab, India
Phagwara is located in India
Phagwara
Phagwara
Phagwara (India)
Coordinates: 31°13′N 75°46′E / 31.22°N 75.77°E / 31.22; 75.77Coordinates: 31°13′N 75°46′E / 31.22°N 75.77°E / 31.22; 75.77
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictKapurthala
Founded byShah Jahan
Named forPhagu Da Wara
Government
 • TypeDemocracy
 • BodyGovernment of Punjab, India
Area
 • Total20 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation
234 m (768 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total117,954
 • Rank288
 • Density6,117/km2 (15,840/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
144401
144402
Telephone code01824
Vehicle registrationPB-36
Post officePhagwara H.O
Satnampura S.O

Phagwara is a city and the Municipal Corporation with area of 20 km2(approx.) in Kapurthala district of Punjab State, India. The city lies on the National Highway 44 and located 124 kilometres (77 mi) away from Chandigarh and 20 kilometres (12 mi) away from Jalandhar361 kilometres (224 mi) from Delhi.

Geography[edit]

Wheat field in Phagwara

Phagwara is located at feet of lower Himalayan range and is a gateway to the Himalayas. It is typically a plain area. It is on land between Beas and Satluj rivers and is a typical Doaba city.[1] It has an average elevation of 767 feet (234 m).

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census Phagwara urban agglomeration had a population of 117,954, out of which males were 62,171 and females were 55,783. The literacy rate was 87.43 per cent.[2]

As of 2011 India census, Phagwara had a population of 97,864. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Phagwara has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 73%. In Phagwara, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.[3]

Education[edit]

Universities
Colleges
  • pyramid college of business and technology
  • kamla nehru college for women .
  • Ramgarhia Institute of Engineering & Technology
  • Ramgarhia Polytechnic College
  • Ramgarhia College of Education
  • Ramgarhia College
Schools
  • St. Joseph's Convent School
  • Kamla Nehru Public School
  • Swami Sant Das Public School
  • Cambridge International School
  • Saffron Public School
  • Jain Model Sr. Sec. School
  • Lord Mahavira Jain Public School
  • New Sunflower High School
  • Guru Harkrishan National Model Ser. Sec. Schoo

Notable residents[edit]

Villages in Phagwara tehsil[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Phagwara".
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Phagwara population as of 2011". Census Commission of India.