Prem Nagar, Uttarakhand

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Prem Nagar
Prem Nagar is located in Uttarakhand
Prem Nagar
Prem Nagar
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Prem Nagar is located in India
Prem Nagar
Prem Nagar
Prem Nagar (India)
Coordinates: 30°19′59″N 77°57′39″E / 30.33306°N 77.96083°E / 30.33306; 77.96083Coordinates: 30°19′59″N 77°57′39″E / 30.33306°N 77.96083°E / 30.33306; 77.96083
Country  India
State Uttarakhand
District Dehradun
 • Official Punjabi, Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration UK

Prem Nagar is a small town in Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, India. It was named after Ral Bahadur Prem Nath.[1] Following the creation of the Indian Military College in 1922 in the nearby village of Garhi, the Indian Military Academy was founded in 1932 in Prem Nagar on the grounds of the Railway Staff College.[2] Today, Premnagar and the Academy lie just off National Highway 72 (Chakrata Road), about 8 km (5.0 mi) west of Dehradun.[3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Times of India (1949) The Indian and PAkistan Year Book and Who's Who 1949 Bennett, Coleman & Co., p. 801, accessed 5 December 2008 via Google Books
  2. ^ "IMA Estate" Indian Military Academy official website, accessed 5 December 2008
  3. ^ "Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun" eUttaranchal, accessed 5 December 2008