Dhankot is a village in Gurgaon , Gurgaon District, Haryana, in India. Dhankot is 6.842 km distance from its mandal main town Gurgaon. Dhankot is 8.327 km distance from its district main city Gurgaon. It lies on Basai road towards Farukh Nagar. According to the data of 2010 shows that Dhankot has excelled in terms of sex ratio where the number of girls is 1238 against 1000 boys.[1]

Dhankot is located in Haryana
Location in Haryana, India
Dhankot is located in India
Dhankot (India)
Coordinates: 28°29′N 76°57′E / 28.483°N 76.950°E / 28.483; 76.950
Country India
RegionNorth India
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-HR
Vehicle registrationHR-26, 72

Other villages in Gurgaon Mandal are Babupur, Badha, Bajghera, Bamroli, Bandhwari, Bargujar, Basai, Chakkarpur, Chandu, Daultabad, and Dhanwapur. Nearby villages of this village with distance are Garhi Harsaru (3.737 km), Harsaru (3.831 km), Chandu (3.848 km), Daulatabad (4.123 km), Budhera (4.530 km), Dharampur (4.777 km), Kadipur (4.899 km). Its geographical coordinates are 28° 29' 0" North, 76° 57' 0" East.

History Edit

The town has mythological significance. It is believed that it was from this place that milk was supplied to Guru Dronacharya and his pupils at Gurugram (Gurgaon). According to Buddhist literature, Dhankot is also known as Thullkottiha (थुलकोठिया) (or Dhool kot, in common language) and Lord Buddha is said to have visited this place.[2]

Until 1947 Dhankot was in the possession of Ranghar Muslim Chauhans (Dhundhoti). The majority of those ranghars settled in Sikandarabad in [Multan District of Pakistan] after migration. After their departure to Pakistan, the land was allotted to the arriving Hindu refugees from Pakistan and its name was changed from Dhoolkot to Dhankot.

Population Edit

Population of Dhankot is 5585 according to Census 2011,[3] where male population is 3020 and female population is 2565.

References Edit

  1. ^ http://www.indiabordernews.com/?p=307[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ [1] Archived 28 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Census of India Website : Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 1 January 2016.