Shahkot, India

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Shahkot is located in Punjab
Shahkot is located in India
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°05′N 75°20′E / 31.08°N 75.34°E / 31.08; 75.34Coordinates: 31°05′N 75°20′E / 31.08°N 75.34°E / 31.08; 75.34
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
 • Type Municipal corporation
Elevation 209 m (686 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 25,449
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144702
Telephone code 01821
Vehicle registration PB 67

Shahkot (Punjabi: ਸ਼ਾਹਕੋਟ) is a city and tehsil located in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. Shahkot is situated on NH-71 the Jalandhar – Moga road. Shahkot is administered by the Municipal Committee. About 250 villages belong to Shahkot tehsil. Shahkot is famous for its red chilli peppers. Red roofs are a common site in Shahkot during chilli producing season.


Shahkot is located at 31°05′N 75°20′E / 31.08°N 75.34°E / 31.08; 75.34.[1] The region has an average elevation of 209 metres (688 feet). The Pin Code of Shahkot is 144702. Shahkot is now both a subdivision and a tehsil. Shahkot is famous for its red chili production and also has a large number of rice mills in Punjab.


As of the 2011 Indian census,[2] Shahkot has population of 25,449. The population is 53 percent male and 47 percent female. Shahkot has an average literacy rate of 83percent, which is higher than the Indian national average of 59.5 percent. Literacy among men is 85.50 percent and female literacy is 80.50 percent. In Shahkot, 12 percent of the population is under 6 years of age. Hinduism and Sikhism are the predominant religions with 60 percent of the population registering as Hindus, 39 percent registering as Sikhs and one percent of other religions. Shahkot is near the Satluj river which divides Doaba and Malwa.


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