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BATALA

  ?Batala
Punjab • India
Coordinates: 31°49′N 75°12′E / 31.82, 75.2
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation

• 249 m (817 ft)
District(s) Gurdaspur
Population 126,646 (2001)

Coordinates: 31°49′N 75°12′E / 31.82, 75.2 Batala is a city and a municipal council in Gurdaspur district in the state Punjab of northwestern india.Batala, the largest town of Gurdaspur district was founded about the year 1465 AD, during the reign of Behlol Lodhi, by Raja Ram Deo , This article is about the Indian state of Punjab. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links India_Punjab_locator_map. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... The geography of India is diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, rainforests, hills, and plateaus. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... The divisions of a district. ... Gurdaspur District is a district in the state of Punjab, situated in the northwest part of India. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Municipal council (conseil municipal)(maire) // Despite enormous differences in population, each of the communes of the French Republic possesses a mayor (maire) and a municipal council (conseil municipal) which manage the commune from the mairie (city hall), with exactly the same powers no matter the size of the commune (with... Gurdaspur District is a district in the state of Punjab, situated in the northwest part of India. ...


"Batala" is also a form of Samba Drum music which originates in Salvador de Bahia in North Eastern Brazil. See http://www.batalaliverpool.com/History%20of%20Batala%20Drum%20Music.htm

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History

Batala ancient town replete with temples, gurudwaras connected with the marriage of Guru Nanak Dev situated on the Amritsar-Pathankot road. Batala, the largest town of Gurdaspur district was founded about the year 1465 AD, during the reign of Behlol Lodhi, by Raja Ram Deo, a Bhati Rajput, on a piece of land granted to him by Tatar Khan, Governor of Lahore. Akbar gave it in Jagir to Shamsher Khan, his foster brother, who greatly improved and beautified the town and built a magnificent tank, which still exists. Batala was held by Kanheya and Ramgarhia (sikh confederacies). Sher Singh, son of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, built a number of buildings at Batala. After the annexation of the Punjab, Batala was made headquarters of the district (subsequently transferred to Gurdaspur).


The much truncated India's portion of present Punjab is divided into three natural regions; the Majha,the Doaba and the Malwa. And here's the Batala in the Majha region.along with Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Pathonkot areas.Batala,a town of British India, in the gurdaspur district of punjab, with a station on the branch of the north-western railway, 24 M. from Amritsar. Population is over 2 lakhs. It is an important centre of trade, with manufacturers of spares parts of machines n other goods needed for manufacturing and machinery works.


From religious aspect, its the Sacred place of Sikhs as the marriage of the First Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak Dev ji was held here and there's a Gurdwara named, Gurudwara Shri Kandh Sahib ,as its remembrance. There are many other famous personalities from Batala, one name needs to be mentioned here is Shiv Kumar Batalvi, a well-known poet. Batala is also known as Brimihgham of Punjab. Shiv Kumar (born July 23, 1936 in Bara Pind Lohtian (Shakargarh tehsil), Punjab [now Pakistan], died May 7, 1973 in Kir Mangyal (Pathankot), Punjab in India) was a Punjabi poet. ... This article details the Indian state of Punjab. ...


Geography

Batala is located at 31.82° N 75.2° E[1]. It has an average elevation of 249 metres (816 feet). This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


Demographics

As of 2001 India census[2], Batala had a population of 126,646. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Batala has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


References

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Batala
  2. ^ Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns. (Provisional). Census Commission of India. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
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