Jalandhar is a city in the north-western Indian state of Punjab. Believed to be the oldest city in Punjab, Jalandhar today, is a highly industrialized center and India’s foremost producer of world-class sports equipment.
Geographically, Jalandhar is located between the fertile agricultural land of the Beas and Sutlej rivers, creating a good market for agricultural products. Other products manufactured in this region include leather goods, textiles, and wood products.
Jalandhar has witnessed a steep incline in the real estate market in recent times owing to the rate of urbanisation and also because of the ease of connectivity through both roadways and railways to all the major cities in the region including Delhi. The growth of the real estate market can also be attributed to the concentration of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) who are heavily investing in this fast developing sector of Jalandhar.
Stats And Facts
The population of Jalandhar, as per the provisional reports of the 2011 Census, is 8,62,196. The urban/metropolitan population, on the other hand, is 8,73,725
As per the Census 2011 reports, Jalandhar has a sex ratio of 883 per 1000 males. The child sex ratio is lower, standing at 867 per 1000 boys.
The same reports indicate an average literacy rate in the city, at 85.46% with male literacy rate at 87.97% and female literacy rate at 82.63%
The city of Jalandhar was formerly known as Jullundhar
The city has the highest number of hospitals in India
Jalandhar Cantonment is one of the oldest cantonments in India, the construction of which was started in 1848
Jalandhar is also known as the sports city of India. Sports materials manufactured here are exported to various countries
The city is one of the biggest centers of the vernacular press in India
Jalandhar’s climate is characterized by hot and dry summers and wet and humid monsoons
Jalandhar ranks second in India in the rate of urbanisation. The reason for this is the fast-growing industrialisation
Industrial production of sports goods, which began on a small scale during the late 40s, has grown at an impressive rate. Now, Indian sports goods are exported to different countries
The sports goods industry, being labour intensive despite inadequate capital and technology, has reached a stage where it is reckoned as a major cottage industry
Jalandhar is also known for manufacturing good quality auto parts. Several units supply auto parts to the original manufacturers of automobiles
Besides these, Jalandhar is also home to many rubber goods industries and industries dealing with surgical instruments
The closest airport to Jalandhar is Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport at Amritsar, situated 75 km away. The airport is well connected to other cities of the country by regular flights, and also to international destinations like Birmingham, Dubai, and Doha
Situated on the Grand Trunk Road, a major road junction, Jalandhar has a large network of bus services to different parts of the country
Jalandhar City Railway Station, which is on the Delhi-Amritsar railway line, is connected with direct trains to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur, and Puri
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