Phagwara

Phagwara

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Description:
<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in North India, in the central part of the Punjab.

Location

Phagwara lies on the Delhi–Amritsar national highway No.01 and is also served by the rail link between Delhi and Amritsar. It is located between the two big cities of Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Phagwara is 76 miles away from Chandigarh and 220 miles (355&nbsp;km) from Delhi. Phagwara is a junction, with rail and road links to other cities as well. Most major trains stop here, e.g. the Shatabdi Express.

Geography

Phagwara is located at . It has an average elevation of 234&nbsp;metres (767&nbsp;feet).

Hospitals

  • Civil hospital
  • Gandhi hospital
  • Swarn hospital
  • Virk hospital
  • Sharma hospital
  • Parhar Hospital
  • Bahra hospital
  • G.B Singh hospital
  • Sanjeevani hospital
  • Aggarwal hospital
  • Malhotra hospital


Demographics

India census, Phagwara had a population of 95,626. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Phagwara has an average literacy rate of 81%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 73%. In Phagwara, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Scheduled Caste population in Phagwara is over 40%.

History

Phagwara was built by Shah Jahan as a market town. Over time, some people of Phagwara started farming and Phagwara took on a rural character. Phagwara Sharki covers the...
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