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Phagwara | Phagwara Industries Profile

Phagwara is a city and a municipal council in Kapurthala district in the north Indian state of Punjab.


Phagwara is located on the Delhi-Amritsar national highway and also on the rail link between Delhi and Amritsar. It is located between two big cities of Ludhiana and Jalandhar. Phagwara is 76 miles away from Chandigarh and 220 miles from Delhi. Phagwara is a junction, with rail and road links to other cities as well e.g. Banga, Hoshiarpur. Most major trains stop here, e.g. the Shatabdi Express.


Phagwara is located at 31.22° N 75.77° E. It has an average elevation of 234 metres (767 feet).


As of 2001 India census, Phagwara had a population of 95,626. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Phagwara has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 73%. In Phagwara, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.


It is the main industrial place in the Kapurthala District because of its good location on the national highway. This city consists of many different types of industries like Wahid Sandhar sugar, Jagjit Cotton Textiles (JCT) Mills, Electrical accessories, Machine Tools, Agricultural Implements and Rubber.

Phagwara is famous for NRI's, a big percentage of Punjabi NRI's belong to this area.

Famous places

It is famous for its industries and holy places like Shiv mandir on NimaWala Chowk. It has many famous holy gurdawaras like Gurudwara Sri Guru Ravidas Maharaj on G.T.Road, Sri Sukhchainana Sahib and Sri Chhevin Patshahi in the interior of the town. Guru Ravidas's Birth anniversary is celebrated by organising a big procession every year. Vishwakarma mandir is the oldest sacred place for ramgharias community situated at banga road. A similar procession is carried out in the memory of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, who was a great Indian political leader of 20th century and a great social reformer in India.

The city is also host to Punjab's first private university i.e. Lovely Professional University.

Main areas are New Model Town, Model Town, Satnampura, New Datampura, Hargobind Nagar and famous bazzar is Bansanwala Bazar. Guru Nanak College and Ramgharia Institute are the oldest and renowed institutes in phagwara. Media:Its industrial hub and mostly factories are run by ramgharias community.

It is also famous for Surinder Bhagat (Paa'ji ) The carnival of Phalini is celebrated every year with lots of happiness in this city.

The city is also resident to Ustad Gurjeet Somal, from Pandwa Village, who has people from all corners of the world flocking to see the reclusive star. Pandwa is famous for its poor, decrepid, harsh life.

As it is situated on national highway 1, it is one of the busiest and most expensive cities; as a result, the property market is large and fluctuating.

The famous eating places in the Phagwara are Haveli (GT Road jalandhar side), Mohan Fast Food, Hargobind nagar ground, Poonam Hotel, Neeta chicken corner which are located in the city centre.

It is also Banking Hub of Kapurthala District. With more than 45 banks and 63 Offices it comes in the Top list of Indian Sub-Urban Cities in Banking Business.

Prominent Phagwara people

  • Rajan Zed: Rajan Zed, a Hindu chaplain, who delivered the first Hindu prayer in United States Senate in Washington DC and some other state legislatures of USA in 2007.
  • Famous actor Dharmendra Deol also hails from Phagwara.
  • Phagwara is also known for its football team of j.c.t mill.

Phagwara based industries and companies list.

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