Geography of Jalandhar

Geography of Jalandhar provides complete information on the location of the city, its climatic conditions and the economic importance of the city. Spread over a huge area of 3,401 sq. km, Jalandhar is situated between the fertile agricultural land of River Beas and Sutlej. An important commercial hub of Punjab, Jalandhar is placed at a distance of 146 km from Chandigarh.

Jalandhar is easily accessible by well established railway tracks and good roads. Jalandhar in general has a dry climate. The region experiences summer season from the middle of March to the end of June. The month of July, August and early parts of September represent the rainy or monsoon season. The post monsoon period of Jalandhar lasts from the middle of September till mid-November. From the end of November to the middle of March, the city is under the grip of cold waves.

According to the meteorological department of the area, the mean daily temperature of Jalandhar rises to as high as 41� C, during the month of June. Hot winds blow over the entire region of Jalandhar and temperatures may rise up to 45�C. Jalandhar experiences an annual average rainfall of 703.0 mm during the monsoon. During the rainy season, Jalandhar has a very humid air. For the rest of the year, humidity is as low as 30% or may be even less.

Geographically, Jalandhar is placed between 71� 31' east latitude and 30� 33 north longitude, which is characterized as the dry weather belt and is suitable for cultivating wheat and sugar cane. The geography of the city helps to know more about Jalandhar.

Last Updated on 17th Dec 2012