Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur is a city in the state of Punjab, India, between the rivers Beas and Ravi. Through its location on the Indian side of the Punjab region, it shares a border with Pakistan. It houses the administrative headquarters of Gurdaspur District and is in the geographical centre of the district.

Gurdaspur
City
Gurdaspur is located in India
Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur is located in Punjab
Gurdaspur
Gurdaspur
Coordinates: 32°02′00″N 75°24′00″E / 32.0333°N 75.40°E / 32.0333; 75.40Coordinates: 32°02′00″N 75°24′00″E / 32.0333°N 75.40°E / 32.0333; 75.40
CountryIndia
StatePunjab
DistrictGurdaspur
RegionMajha
Founded byBhai Guriya Ji
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipal Council Gurdaspur
 • Member of the Legislative AssemblyBarindermeet Singh Pahra
 • Member of ParliamentSunny Deol
 • Deputy CommissionerMohammad Ishfaq, IAS[1]
Area
 • City45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Area rank5th
Elevation
241 m (791 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • City120,564
 • Density649/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
 • Metro
744,092
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
143521
Area code(s)+91-1874-XXX XXXX
Vehicle registrationPB-06, PB-18, PB-58, PB-99, PB-85
Websitegurdaspur.nic.in

Gurdaspur city was named after Mahant Guriya das ji.[2] The Emperor Akbar was crowned at Kalanaur, which is 26 km from the city.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 India census,[3] Gurdaspur had a population of 2,299,026 (1,212,995 males and 1,086,031 females). There was a 9.30% increase in population compared to that of 2001. In the previous 2001 census of India, Gurdaspur District had recorded a 19.74% increase to its population compared to 1991.

The average literacy rate of Gurdaspur in 2011 was 81.10%, compared to 73.80% in 2001. The male and female literacy rates were 85.90% and 75.70%, respectively. For the 2001 census, the rates were 79.80% and 67.10% respectively. The total literate population was 1,668,339, consisting of 928,264 males and 740,075 females. Sex ratio is about 895 females per 1000 males. Population Density was 649 per square km. [3]

EducationEdit

Gurdaspur has many elementary and secondary level schools and has 13 degree level and engineering colleges.[4] Beant College of Engineering and Technology, is among them, founded by then Chief Minister Beant Singh in 1995. A nationally accredited body by Ministry of Tourism (India) Institute of Hotel Management, Catering & Nutrition is also located in Gurdaspur.

Colleges

Administrative townsEdit

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Punjab Police Amritsar". gurdaspur.nic.in. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. ^ "About District". Gurdaspur.nic.in. Archived from the original on 2 August 2005. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Gurdaspur District Population Census 2011, Punjab literacy sex ratio and density". Census2011.co.in.
  4. ^ "Education Facilities in District Gurdaspur". Gurdaspur.nic.in. Archived from the original on 18 May 2005. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
  5. ^ http://india.gov.in/my-government/indian parliament/vinod-khanna

Further readingEdit

  • Chester, Lucy P. Borders and Conflict in South Asia: The Radcliffe Boundary Commission and the Partition of Punjab. Manchester UP, 2009.
  • Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Gurdaspur" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 12 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • Official website