Sirsa

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Sirsa
City
Sirsa is located in Haryana
Sirsa
Sirsa
Sirsa is located in India
Sirsa
Sirsa
Sirsa is located in Asia
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 CommissionerRamesh Chander Bidan, IAS[2]
Elevation
673 m (2,208 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total182,534[1]
Languages[4][5]
 • OfficialHindi
 • Additional officialEnglish, Punjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
125055
UNLOCODE
IN HSS
Telephone code91-1666 xxx xxx
Vehicle registrationHR-24
Sex ratio897 / [3]
Literacy68.82 [3]
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.[6] It has an average elevation of 205 metres (672 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Indian Census, Sirsa had a total population of 182,534, of which 96,175 were males and 86,359 were females. Population within the age group of 0 to 6 years was 20,825. The total number of literates in Sirsa was 131,570, which constituted 72.1% of the population with male literacy of 76.0% and female literacy of 67.7%. The effective literacy rate of 7+ population of Sirsa was 81.4%, of which male literacy rate was 86.2% and female literacy rate was 76.0%. The Scheduled Castes population was 39,208. Sirsa had 36191 households in 2011.[1]

Notable people[edit]

Notable People from Sirsa District

Air Force station[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Census of India: Sirsa". www.censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  2. ^ "रमेश चंद्र बिडान ने संभाला डीसी सिरसा का कार्यभार". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 28 January 2020. Retrieved 28 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "VILLAGE AND TOWN WISE PRIMARY CENSUS ABSTRACT (PCA) District- Sirsa, Haryana" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Report of the Commissioner for linguistic minorities: 52nd report (July 2014 to June 2015)" (PDF). Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. p. 24. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  5. ^ IANS (28 January 2010). "Haryana grants second language status to Punjabi". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Sirsa, India". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 31 August 2017.

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