Jandiala Guru

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For a village in Jalandhar district, see Jandiala.
Jandiala Guru
ਜੰਡਿਅਲ਼ਾ ਗੁਰੂ
town
Nickname(s): City of Seven Gates
Jandiala Guru
Jandiala Guru
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°33′41″N 75°1′36″E / 31.56139°N 75.02667°E / 31.56139; 75.02667Coordinates: 31°33′41″N 75°1′36″E / 31.56139°N 75.02667°E / 31.56139; 75.02667
Country  India
State Punjab
Region Majha
District Amritsar
Talukas Amritsar
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,829[1]
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 143115
Nearest city Amritsar
Lok Sabha constituency Khadoor Sahib
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jandiala Guru

Jandiala Guru or commonly known as Jandiala is a town in the Amritsar district of Majha region of Eastern Punjab (India). It is located on the Grand Trunk Road[2] and has an altitude of 229 m (754 ft).[3]

History

Jandiala Guru is named after Jand, the son of the founder.[4] The municipality was created in 1867 during the colonial period of British rule and formed part of Amritsar Tehsil. The town was situated on the route of the North-Western Railway. The population according to the 1901 census was 7,750, and the revenue of the town in 1903-4 was Rs. 8,400, mainly from octroi.

References

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ "Jandiāla Gurū – Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 14, p. 55". Dsal.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  3. ^ "Location of Jandiala Guru – Falling Rain Genomics". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2012-08-29. 
  4. ^ "City of Seven Gates". Tribune India. Retrieved 2012-08-29.