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Dhilwan
city
Dhilwan is located in Punjab
Dhilwan
Dhilwan
Location in Punjab, India
Dhilwan is located in India
Dhilwan
Dhilwan
Dhilwan (India)
Coordinates: 31°31′N 75°21′E / 31.52°N 75.35°E / 31.52; 75.35
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictKapurthala
Government
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
Population
 (2001)
 • Total7,980
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationPB-09
Websitedhilwan.org

Dhilwan is a town and a nagar panchayat in Kapurthala district in the state of Punjab, India.

History

In 1987 Lalru bus massacre 38 Hindu bus passengers going from Dhilwan to Jalandhar were killed by pro-Khalistan Sikh militants at Lalru.[1][2]

Geography

Dhilwan is located at 31°31′N 75°21′E / 31.52°N 75.35°E / 31.52; 75.35 in Punjab.[3] It has an average elevation of 219 metres (718 feet).

Dhilwan Kalan

Dhilwan and Dhilwan Kalan in Sikh History Books are two different places. Dhilwan Kalan is also written as Dhilwan, or Dhilwan Sodhian, which causes confusion among readers. Dhilwan Kalan is near Kotkapura in Faridkot district. A few other villages have identical or similar names, Dhilwan Khurd (Faridkot district), Dhilwan Wala (Moga district), Dhilwan (Barnala district), Dhilwan (Gurdaspur district).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[4] Dhilwan had a population of 7980. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Dhilwan has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72% and female literacy is 63%. In Dhilwan, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Transport

By Air: Dhilwan is located at 65 km far from Amritsar International airport, (Raja Sansi Airport) By Rail: Dhilwan railway station is located at 3 km far from main city By Road: Dhilwan is well connected to all major towns and cities of the state Bus Route: PRTC - Pepsu Road Transport Corporation provides regular buses to reach inter-city and inter-state regions.

References

  1. ^ Tempest, Rone (26 July 1986). "Suspected Sikh Terrorists Kill 15 on India Bus". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Terrorists kill bus passengers in Punjab and Haryana mercilessly". India Today. 31 July 1987. Retrieved 26 October 2018.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhilwan
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.


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