Sirsa

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Sirsa
City
Sirsa is located in Haryana
Sirsa
Sirsa
Sirsa is located in India
Sirsa
Sirsa
Coordinates: 29°32′N 75°01′E / 29.533°N 75.017°E / 29.533; 75.017Coordinates: 29°32′N 75°01′E / 29.533°N 75.017°E / 29.533; 75.017
CountryIndia
StateHaryana
DistrictSirsa
DivisionHisar
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerPrabhjot Singh, IAS
Elevation
673 m (2,208 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total1,83,282[1]
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
125055
UNLOCODE
IN HSS
Telephone code91-1666 xxx xxx
Vehicle registrationHR-24
Nearest cityNohar
Sex ratio897 / [1]
Literacy68.82 [1]
Planning agencyHUDA
Websitesirsa.gov.in
mcsirsa.gov.in

Sirsa, is a city and a municipal council in Sirsa district in the westernmost region of the Indian state of Haryana, bordering Punjab and Rajasthan. It is located 260 kilometres north-west of New Delhi and 240 kilometres from state capital Chandigarh. Its history dates back to the time of Mahabharata. At one time, the Sarasvati River flowed in this area.

Geography[edit]

Sirsa is located at 29°32′N 75°01′E / 29.53°N 75.02°E / 29.53; 75.02.[2] It has an average elevation of 205 metres (672 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian census, Sirsa had a population of 160,129. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sirsa has an average literacy rate of 68%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Sirsa, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. There is a big population of the Sikh community in Sirsa. There are also two historical Gurudwaras (Sikh temples) in the city.

Notable people from Sirsa District[edit]

{Wazir Chand bajaj}10 - Ex. MC ...a social reformer and activist to support poor in the city and a councillor.

Air Force Station[edit]

Sirsa has an air base of Indian Air Force named Sirsa Air Force Station.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "VILLAGE AND TOWN WISE PRIMARY CENSUS ABSTRACT (PCA) District- Sirsa, Haryana" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Sirsa, India". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Manmohan Singh (film Director)". veethi.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ "National Hockey Ace Sardar Singh's Father Interviewed at Village Sant Nagar Sirsa". sirsanews.blogspot.in.
  5. ^ "Sunil Grover profile". notednames.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Barinder Sran". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  7. ^ http://punjabitribuneonline.com/2011/08/ਛੋਟੇ-ਤੇ-ਵੱਡੇ-ਪਰਦੇ-ਦੀ-ਮਕਬੂਲ/
  8. ^ "Jaswinder Brar". khabridost.in. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Punjabi poet Dilbar passes away". Uniindia.com\accessdate=1 September 2017.
  10. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bharatiya_Janata_Party. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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