Gurdaspur District

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Gurdaspur District
District
Qadian rooftop and Minaratul Masih.JPG
Mechanical Block.jpg
Sri Dera Baba Nanak Sahib.jpg
Batala Dera Sahib.jpg
Clockwise from top:
Qadian, Batala Dera Sahib, Mechanicad Block, Dera Baba Nanak
Gurdaspur District is located in India
Gurdaspur District
Gurdaspur District
Gurdaspur District is located in Punjab
Gurdaspur District
Gurdaspur District
Coordinates: 32°02′00″N 75°24′00″E / 32.0333°N 75.40°E / 32.0333; 75.40Coordinates: 32°02′00″N 75°24′00″E / 32.0333°N 75.40°E / 32.0333; 75.40
CountryIndia
StatePunjab
DistrictGurdaspur
RegionMajha
Founded byJahangir
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyMunicipal Council Gurdaspur
 • Member of the Legislative AssemblyBarindermeet Singh Pahra
 • Member of ParliamentSunny Deol
 • Deputy CommissionerMuhammed Amir, IAS[1]
Area
 • District45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Area rank5th
Elevation
241 m (791 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • District120,564
 • Density649/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
 • Metro
744,092
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
143521
Area code(s)+91-1874-XXX XXXX
Vehicle registrationPB-06, PB-18, PB-58, PB-99, PB-85
Websitegurdaspur.nic.in

Gurdaspur district is a district in the state of Punjab in India. Gurdaspur is the headquarters of the district. It borders Narowal District of the Pakistani Punjab, Kathua District of Jammu and Kashmir, the districts of Amritsar and Hoshiarpur in Punjab, and Chamba and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh. Two main rivers, Beas and Ravi, pass through the district. The Mughal emperor Akbar is said to have been enthroned in a garden near Kalanaur, a historically important town in the district.[2] The district is in the foothills of the Himalayas.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Punjab Police Amritsar". gurdaspur.nic.in. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  2. "History of Gurdaspur". Archived from the original on 2005-08-02. Retrieved 2013-12-25.