About Jalandhar

The various facts about Jalandhar provide detailed information on several important facets of the city. The history of Jalandhar highlights the importance of the city during the ancient times. The ever increasing population of the city has resulted in its development. The region is one of the leading agricultural and industrial areas in the state.

The history of Jalandhar comprise of the ancient, medieval and modern periods. Jalandhar had been the cradle of civilization of several important dynasties of India. An integral part of the Indus Valley Civilization, Jalandhar experienced Mughal rule for a considerable period of time. Jalandhar was also ruled by the Sikh confederacies. Jalandhar played a pivotal role in the independence struggle of India. The city was actively involved in shaping the rich history of India.

Geographically located between the fertile agricultural belt of River Beas and River Sutlej, Jalandhar is produces several agricultural crops of wheat and sugarcane. The climate of Jalandhar is generally characterized by dry and hot weathers. The region experiences all the four major seasons of India. The dry and hot climate during summers is substituted by wet and humid climate during the monsoonal rains. Jalandhar experiences a very cold winter from the middle of November to the end of January.

Jalandhar encompasses a total population of 19, 53,508 according to the census data of the year of 2001. The population of Jalandhar comprises of the rural and urban population of the region. The urban areas of the city constitutes a population of 9, 26,973 and the rural areas comprise of a total population of 10, 26,535.

Jalandhar is famous for its textile and sports industry that adds to the economic strength of Punjab.

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Last Updated on 17th Dec 2012



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