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Ambala Cantonment is a cantonment town in Ambala district in the state of Haryana, India. It is 200 km north of Delhi and 55 km southwest of Chandigarh. This cantonment was established in the year 1843 and is an important centre for manufacturing of scientific and surgical instruments.

Ambala Cantonment
City
Grand Trunk Road, at Ambala Cantonment, during British Raj
Grand Trunk Road, at Ambala Cantonment, during British Raj
Nickname(s): 
Science City
Ambala Cantonment is located in Haryana
Ambala Cantonment
Ambala Cantonment
Location in Haryana, India
Ambala Cantonment is located in India
Ambala Cantonment
Ambala Cantonment
Ambala Cantonment (India)
Coordinates: 30°21′43″N 76°50′53″E / 30.361915°N 76.8480778°E / 30.361915; 76.8480778Coordinates: 30°21′43″N 76°50′53″E / 30.361915°N 76.8480778°E / 30.361915; 76.8480778
Country India
StateHaryana
DistrictAmbala
Government
 • BodyCantonment Board Ambala
Population
 (2011)
 • Total55,370[1]
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
English
Punjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationHR 01, HR 85, HR 37
Websiteharyana.gov.in

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Ambala Cantonment, 2011 Census data[1]
Religion Percent
Hindus
91.77%
Sikhs
4.48%
Muslims
2.21%
Christians
1.26%
Others†
0.28%
Distribution of religions

As of 2011 India census, Ambala Cantonment had a population of 55,370. Males constitute 61% of the population and females 39%. Ambala Cantonment has an average literacy rate of 91.24%, higher than the national average of 74%; with 95.07% of the males and 85.32% of females literate. 11.41% of the population is under 6 years of age.[1][better source needed]

EconomyEdit

Scientific and surgical instruments are manufactured in Ambala Cantonment.[2][unreliable source?]

TransportEdit

RailwaysEdit

Ambala Cantonment Junction railway station is a major junction. Delhi-Kalka and Saharanpur-Ludhiana's railway lines pass through this junction[2]

By roadEdit

G.T. Road passes through Ambala Cantonment.

Places of interestEdit

EducationEdit

Historic Colleges which were established before independence of India are also present. an example of that is Sanatan Dharma College on Ambala–Jagadhri Highway.[3][4]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Ambala Cantt. City Population Census 2011 - Haryana". Census 2011.
  2. ^ a b Ambala info, yellowpages.
  3. ^ "Ambala: Convocation". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 5 March 2004. Retrieved 6 February 2019.
  4. ^ "S.D. College graduates get degrees". The Tribune, Chandigarh. 15 April 2000. Retrieved 6 February 2019.