Tohana is a city and a municipal council in Fatehabad district in the Indian state of Haryana. Its name comes from the Sanskrit 'Taushayana'. It is known as a village of canals.

Tohana

Tohana

Tohana
Nickname(s): 
City of Canal
Tohana is located in Haryana
Tohana
Tohana
Location in Haryana, India
Tohana is located in India
Tohana
Tohana
Tohana (India)
Coordinates: 29°42′N 75°54′E / 29.7°N 75.9°E / 29.7; 75.9Coordinates: 29°42′N 75°54′E / 29.7°N 75.9°E / 29.7; 75.9
Country India
StateHaryana
DistrictFatehabad district Fatehabad
Government
 • TypeDemocracy
Elevation
224 m (735 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total63,871 [urban] 199,870 [rural]
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
125120
Telephone code01692
ISO 3166 codeIN-HR
Vehicle registrationHR23
Websitedhani%20bhakran.mycity.ltd

GeographyEdit

Tohana is located at 29°42′N 75°54′E / 29.7°N 75.9°E / 29.7; 75.9.[1] It has an average elevation of 225 metres (734 feet).

CommunitiesEdit

Tohana is located near the Punjab border. The majority of people are Sikhs, Hindus or Jains. Jaat, Jatt Sikhs, Dalits, Agrawal, and Arora clans constitute the majority of the population. Other population groups include the Saini, Jangir, and Jain Brahmans. People mainly speak Punjabi, Haryanavi, as well as Hindi.

DemographicsEdit

As per 2011,[2] Tohana had a population of 63,871 in 12,642 households. Males constitute 52.65% of the population and females 47.35%. Tohana has an average literacy rate of 67.81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 62.54%. In Tohana, 11.99% of the population is under 6 years of age. Among children under 6, the male to female ratio is 55.48:44.52.

Tohana is two kilometres from the Punjab border in north-west Haryana. One of the neighboring cities is Hisar, 72 km away from Tohana, which was the district headquarters of Tohana until 1997. Fatehabad was created as a separate district from Hisar and Tohana was included in the part that went to Fatehabad.

HistoryEdit

The area around Tohana used to be a desert land until the Bhakhra Nangal sub-branch canal brought a source of irrigation for the town and neighboring villages. After this, Tohana developed into a major agricultural hub. Credit for the transformation goes to Rai bahadur Kanwar Sen Gupta, who was born in 1899 in Tohana.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tohana
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ DIGITAL TOHANA Website

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