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Geography of Kapurthala

Kapurthala is an important city and district in the state of Punjab which is fast turning into a developmental hot bed due to the advantageous geographical location of the place. The proximity to places such as Jalandhar and Amritsar makes Kapurthala a geographically advantageous place. The district is one of the smallest in Punjab in terms of population as well as area.

Map of Kapurthala

Location and Other Details of Kapurthala

Kapurthala lies in the coordinates of 31.38°N and 75.38°E. Conveniently located near major cities such as Amriitsar and Ludhiana, there is a unique feature to the location of Kapurthala. It is the only district in India, where one part of the district i.e. Phagwara lies in another district that is Jalandhar. This somehow makes Kapurthala a unique district.

The Kapurthala District has 3 sub divisions which are Kapurthala, Phagwara and Sultanpur Lodhi. The district is spread across a total area of 1633 Sq Kms or 630.338 Sq Miles. Of this total area the Kapurthala city occupies an area of 909.09 Sq Km or 350.908 Sq Miles. The rest of the area is occupied by Phagwara and Sultanpur Lodhi.

Soil and Crops in Kapurthala

River Kali Bein

The soil of Kapurthala District is majorly alluvial soil and the district is an alluvial plain. Soil formed of soil and clay, which is also locally known as Dona as it is made of two constituents, can be found to the south of the River Kali Bein. The alluvial soil in the region helps in producing crops such as Paddy, Wheat, Sugarcane, Maize and Potato. One other geographical feature of the region is that it lies in between the interaction of River Beas and River Kali Bein. This area, known as the BET area is marred frequently by floods. The soil of the BET region suffers too because of this and water logging and alkalinity of soil is a major problem faced in this region.

Population and Literacy Rate of Kapurthala City

According to the 2001 Census of India, Kapurthsls had a total population of 84,361. 45% of the total population was female and males totaled up to 55% of the total population. Literacy rate in Kapurthala was an impressive 65% in 2001 which is much higher than the national average of the average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male and female literacy rate was 675 and 62% respectively. The population of Kapurthala as per provisional data of 2011 census stood at 101,854 of which the female population was 46,169 and male population was 55,485.

Statistics of Kapurthala District

  • Total Area- 1633 Sq. Km
  • Urban Area- 79 Sq. Km
  • Rural Area- 1554 Sq. Km
  • Total Population- 754521
  • Urban Population- 246527
  • Rural Population- 507994
  • Women- 354898
  • Men- 399623
  • Density of Population (per Sq. Km.) - 492
  • Percentage of Urban Literacy- 72.88
  • Percentage of Rural Literacy- 60.60
  • Total Workers [Main Workers]- 262741
  • Cultivators- 55406
  • Agricultural Workers- 58430
  • Marginal Workers- 744
  • Non-Workers- 174357

The district and city of Kapurthala has is located in a geographically advantageous place in a way that helps it to develop in terms of industry. A good rate of literacy coupled with decent male to female ratio is another drawing feature of Kapurthala. The small but developing Kapurthala is thriving well because of its geography.

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