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Doiwala is a town and a nagar panchayat in Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India.

Doiwala
town
Doiwala is located in Uttarakhand
Doiwala
Doiwala
Location in Uttarakhand, India
Doiwala is located in India
Doiwala
Doiwala
Doiwala (India)
Coordinates: 30°10′34″N 78°07′26″E / 30.176°N 78.124°E / 30.176; 78.124Coordinates: 30°10′34″N 78°07′26″E / 30.176°N 78.124°E / 30.176; 78.124
Country India
StateUttarakhand
DistrictDehradun
Elevation
485 m (1,591 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,709
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
248 140
Telephone code0135
Vehicle registrationUK 07
Websiteuk.gov.in

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GeographyEdit

Doiwala is located at 30°11′N 78°07′E / 30.18°N 78.12°E / 30.18; 78.12.[1] It has an average elevation of 485 metres (1,591 feet).The place comes under Doon Valley's Terai and Bhabhar region. It is notable for its location near the center of the triangle formed by the three important metropolitan and cultural regions of Uttarakhand - Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh, all three regions being within an hour's drive of the town.

DemographicsEdit

Doiwala Nagar Panchayat had a population of 8709 as per 2011, its administrative reach being the 1791 houses in the region. Males constitute 53.5% of the population and females 46.5%, giving the town a sex ratio of 869, significantly below the national average. Doiwala has an average literacy rate of 90.1%, higher than the national average of 74.4%: male literacy is 93.8% and, female literacy is 85.8%. In Doiwala, 10.8% of the population is under 6 years of age.[2]

Schools, Colleges and InstitutionsEdit

  1. Radiant Public School (CBSE New Delhi)
  2. Swami Rama Himalayan University
  3. Dehradun Hills Academy[3] (CBSE, New Delhi Estd. 1990)
  4. DRL Memorial Academy, Hanshuwala(Estd. 2008)
  5. Shri Guru Ram Rai Public School
  6. Holy Angel Sen. Sec. School (CBSE New Delhi)
  7. The Presidency International School
  8. Nancy International School
  9. Doon Public School
  10. The Canterbury Bells High School
  11. Shri Guru Harkishan Academy
  12. Melvin John's School
  13. Doon Ghati College
  14. Degree college
  15. H.I.H.T Medical University
  16. Dental college
  17. Public inter college
  18. Govt. school
  19. The Horizon School(CBSE New Delhi)
  20. Mount lietra Zee School (CBSE New Delhi
  21. Cosmic Education Centre
  22. Ahilya Bai Holker Smriti Vidhyalaya (Estd. 1997)

Religion and DemographicsEdit

Hindus make up 80.2% of the population, followed by Muslims at 10.1% and Sikhs at 9.1%.[4] Being a part of Dehradun district, Garhwali population is widespread in the nearby town Bhaniyawala, where many of the residents of the old Tehri city were relocated to. Nearby villages like Nunawala, Sherghar, Jhabrawala, Kheri, Bulawala, Chandmari follow mostly Sikhism. Major Indian festivals like Diwali, Eid, Republic and Independence Day, Holi, Vijaydashmi, Gurpurab are celebrated with delight in the region. Other local festivals include the famous Jhanda Mela,[5] Lohri, Guru Gobind Jayanti, Baisakhi, Guru Arjan Sahib ji Shaheedi Divas, Guru Granth Sahib ji first Parkash Purab Divas and chotey sahibzade shaheedi divas. Popular Western celebrations like Christmas, Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve etc have also found acceptance in the area and are celebrated with glee. Ravidassis are also spread throughout the town.

ClimateEdit

The climate of Doiwala is generally temperate, although it varies from tropical in summers to severely cold, depending upon the season and the altitude of the specific location. Doiwala is rarely known to fall below 0 °C(32 °F). Summer temperatures can reach as high as 43 °C(109.4 °F)[6] whereas winter temperatures can fall as low as −0.5 °C(31.5 °F).[7] During the monsoon season, there is often heavy and protracted rainfall. Doiwala and other plains areas of Uttarakhand see almost as much rainfall as Coastal Maharashtra and Assam. The weather is considered to be good during winter in the hilly regions but it is often hot in the "Doon" valley. Agriculture benefits from fertile alluvial soil, adequate drainage and plentiful rain. Mountain areas are also used for agriculture.

LanguagesEdit

Garhwali, Kumaoni, Punjabi and Hindi are the major spoken and native languages in Doiwala and nearby villages. Urdu and English are also quite prevalent. Administratively, English and Hindi are the two most common languages. Due to the high number of schools near the region, foreign languages like French are also gathering some traction, but currently count trace amounts of fluent speakers. In the past decade, a penchant for classical revivalism has also meant that Sanskrit is getting popular in many schools, but like French, counts almost no fluent speakers.

Notable Locations, Religious Place, Local landmarks & Finance SectorEdit

  1. Ashirwad Vatika
  2. Rajaji National Park
  3. Fun Valley
  4. Picnic Spot, Lachhiwala
  5. Doodhli
  6. Gurdwara shaheedi chotey sahibzade, Nunawala, National Highway 72
  7. Gurdwara Shri Guru Singh Sabha, Near railway station
  8. Gurdwara Guru Nanak Langar Hall, On National Highway 72
  9. Shakti bhawan mandir
  10. Sai Mandir
  11. Mosque
  12. Jolly Grant Airport, 5 Km from Doiwala
  13. Himalayan hospital
  14. Shed Hospital
  15. Government Hospital
  16. Sugar Mill Factory
  17. Sharda farm, 1.5 km from Doiwala chock.
  18. DRL Memorial Academy, Near Sharda Farm
  19. Punjab National Bank, State Bank of India, Almora co-operative Bank ltd. & Bank of Baroda on sugar mill road.
  20. Punjab and Sindh Bank, Nainital Bank & IDBI Bank on National Highway 72.
  21. Oriental Bank of commerce, Co-operative Bank & Gramin Bank
  22. Lal Tappar industrial area
  23. Rambagh, Chandmari

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Doiwal[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Doiwala City Population Census 2011 - Uttarakhand". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  3. ^ http://dehradunhillsacademy.co.in/
  4. ^ "Doiwala City Population Census 2011 - Uttarakhand". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Three centuries later, Jhanda Mela continues to draw crowds in Doon - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Doiwala, India Historical Weather, Hottest day in 8 years". www.worldweatheronline.com. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Weather in Doiwala, India | Coldest day in 68 years". www.worldweatheronline.com. Retrieved 14 February 2016.