About Sangrur

Sangrur district (Punjabi:  ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਸੰਗਰੂਰ) is in state of Punjab. It is located at the intersection of the roads connecting Jalandhar with Rewari and Chandigarh to Bathinda road, at a distance of 80 km from Ludhiana and 48 km from Patiala. The Ludhiana-Jakhal railway line passes through it. Earlier Barnala was part of Sangrur district, but now Barnala is a separate district. Sangrur was considered to be the largest district of Punjab before Barnala became the separate district. Sangrur consists of the cities of Dhuri, Malerkotla, Sangrur and Sunam.

Sangrur is located at 30°15′02″N 75°50′39″E. It has an average elevation of 232 metres (761 feet).

According to the 2011 census Sangrur district has a population of 1,654,408,Which is 6% of the total population 2,77,04,236 (Provisional) of Punjab State and  301st in India. The district has a population density of 449 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,160 /sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.3%. Sangrur has a sex ratio of 883 females for every 1000 males. Sangrur district have 17 th rank in the field of literacy in the state. 68.9% population is literate where as the rate for male and female literacy is 74.2 % and 62.9% respectively.

District Sangrur is divided into Six Tehsils

  1. Sangrur
  2. Sunam
  3. Malerkotla
  4. Lehra
  5. Moonak
  6. Dhuri

These tehsils have been further divided into 13 blocks as under;

No. of Blocks 13(Malerkotla-I, Malerkotla-II, Dhuri, Sherpur, Sangrur, Bhawanigarh, Sunam, Lehra, Andana at Moonak)
No. of villages 585
No. of inhabited 581
No.of un-inhabited 4
No.of Census town 13
No.of M.Corporation 13
No.of M.Councils 13

Notable people of Sangrur

  • The two Punjab Chief Ministers belong to sangrur were Surjit Singh Barnala and Rajinder Kaur Bhathal
  • Late Lala Brish Bhan was the chief minister of PEPSU.
  • Senior akali leader and former Union cabinet minister Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa also hails from Sangrur.
  • Udham Singh, an Indian independence activist, best known for assassinating Michael O'Dwyer in March 1940 was born in Shahpur Kalan village in Sunam Tehsil of Sangrur District.
  • Sangrur District has huge number of artists which includes Ali Akbar(the music director), Rana Ranbir(Actor/Comedian), Binnu Dhillon(Actor/Comedian), Mintu Dhuri(Punjabi Singer), Lovely Nirman(Punjab Singer), Bhupinder Mann (Punjabi folk singer), Pargat singh (the lyricist).

Places to visit in Sangrur

District Sangrur has many places of historical & religious importance including Gurudwaras and Hindu Temples. Gurudwara Nankiana Sahib, Gurudwara Akoi Sahib, Kali Devi Temple, Gurudwara Mastuana Sahib. It has a unique religious monuments called Samadh Baba Nagan where Parkash of Shri Guru Granth Sahib and Holi Gita are present. Daily hundreds of sikhs and hindus pray there and their all wishes are fulfilled. A well planned Banasar (Bagh) Garden in the north of the city with an attractive marble Baradari (Building which has 12 doors) is a popular picnic spot. It also has a small zoo which is closed now. War Heroz stadium is also situated adjoining Banasar Bagh. Hockey, Athletics and Boxing played by young persons and government provide sports coaches for the training of these young and growing-up Youth of City Sangrur. BSNL Park is also one of the main attractions in Sangrur.

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