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Sangrur district is in the state of Punjab in northern India. Sangrur consists of the cities of Dhuri, Lehragaga, Malerkotla, Sangrur, and Sunam. Other cities are Ahmedgarh, Amargarh, Bhawanigarh, Dirba, Khanauri, Longowal and Moonak. There are 8 sub-divisions, being Sangrur, Malerkotla, Dhuri, Sunam, Lehragaga, Moonak, Ahmedgarh and Bhawanigarh. Barnala was once also a part of the district.

Sangrur district
Location of Sangrur district
Coordinates: 30°14′N 75°50′E / 30.23°N 75.83°E / 30.23; 75.83Coordinates: 30°14′N 75°50′E / 30.23°N 75.83°E / 30.23; 75.83
Country India
StatePunjab
HeadquartersSangrur
Area
 • Total3,685 km2 (1,423 sq mi)
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,654,408
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
148001
Telephone code01672
Websitesangrur.nic.in

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DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Sangrur district had a population of 1,655,169 of which male and female were 878,029 and 777,140 respectively[citation needed] roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau[1] or the US state of Idaho.[2] This gives it a ranking of 300st in India (out of a total of 640).[citation needed]

The district has a population density of 449 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,160/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.3%. Sangrur has a sex ratio of 885 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 67.99%.[citation needed]

YearPop.±% p.a.
1951565,152—    
1961696,418+2.11%
1971836,497+1.85%
19811,026,166+2.06%
19911,244,677+1.95%
20011,473,242+1.70%
20111,655,169+1.17%
source:[3]

Administrative sub-divisionsEdit

Sangrur district is further sub-divided into 7 sub-divisions/tehsils - Dhuri, Lehragaga, Malerkotla, Moonak, Sangrur and Sunam, Dirba.[clarification needed]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est.
  2. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Idaho 1,567,582
  3. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  4. ^ "9 OPDs to begin at PGI's satellite centre at Sangrur soon". Hindustan Times. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2019.

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