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Garhshankar

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Garhshankar
city
Nickname(s): 
Village
Garhshankar
Garhshankar
Location in Punjab, India
Garhshankar
Garhshankar
Location in India
Coordinates: 31°13′00″N 76°08′00″E / 31.2167°N 76.1333°E / 31.2167; 76.1333Coordinates: 31°13′00″N 76°08′00″E / 31.2167°N 76.1333°E / 31.2167; 76.1333
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictHoshiarpur
Founded byShankar
Population
 (2011)
 • Total302,396
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
144527
Telephone code1884

Garhshankar is a city in Hoshiarpur district in the state of Punjab, India. It was founded by Doad king named Shankar Sahai in 1000 AD. Garhshankar was converted as a Tehsil in the year of 1844 by British Govt.

Railways

Garhshankar Railway Station, Satnaur Badesron Railway Station are the very nearby railway stations to Garhshankar.

Demographics

As per 2011 census, Garhshankar had a population of 16,955. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Garhshankar has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 70%.

Schools and Colleges

  • Govt. Sen. Sec. School, Garhshankar
  • Mount Carmel School, Garhshanka
  • St. Soldier Divine Public School, Garhshankar
  • Garhshankar Education Society, Nangal Road, Garhshankar.
  • Babbar Akali Memorial Khalsa College Garhshankar
  • P.D.Bedi Sen.Sec.Arya School.
  • M.D.K.S.D. PUBLIC SCHOOL
  • VIDIYA SAGAR PUBLIC SCHOOL
  • Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Sen.Sec.School

References

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