Hoshiarpur is a city and a municipal corporation in Hoshiarpur district in the Doaba region of the Indian state of Punjab . It was founded, according to tradition, during the early part of the fourth century. In 1809 it was occupied by the forces of Maharaja Karanvir Singh and was united into the greater state of Punjab .
Hoshiarpur has an average elevation of 296 metres (971 ft). Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-east part of the Indian state of Punjab . It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is situated in the Bist Doab portion of the Doaba region. Hoshiarpur shares a boundary with Kangra district , and Una district of Himachal Pradesh in the northeast. In the southwest, it borders Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district , Jalandhar district , and Kapurthala district , and in the northwest it borders Gurdaspur district .
As per provisional data of 2011 census, Hoshiarpur had a population of 168,443 out of which 88,290 were males and 80,153 were females. The literacy rate was 89.11 per cent. 
As of 2011 India census, Hoshiarpur had a population of 189,371. Males constitute 50.9% of the population and females 49.1%. Hoshiarpur has an average literacy rate of 85.40%, compared to 81.00% of 2001. Male literacy is 89.90%, and female literacy is 80.80%. In Hoshiarpur, 10% of the population is under 11 years of age.
- Females per 1,000 males: 962
- Density of population ( per km².): 396
- Percentage increase in population (2001–2011): 7.1%
- Child sex ratio (0–6 Age): 859
The archaeological explorations made during the recent years have revealed the antiquity of the Hoshiarpur District to the Harappan Period . On the basis of surface exploration, the following new sited have been brought on the Archaeological map of India and the traces of the selfsame people as at Harappa and Mohenjadaro have also been detected in the Hoshiarpur District. 
Hoshiarpur's Bus Stand is Bhagwan Valmiki Interstate Bus Terminal, which has a large network of bus services of Punjab Roadways , Himachal Roadways, Delhi , Haryana Roadways, P.R.T.C ,  Chandigarh Transport Undertaking , Jammu & Kashmir Roadways, Rajasthan State Roadways, apart from private operators.
- Guru Ravidas Ayurved University , Hoshiarpur
- Panjab University Swami Sarvanand Giri Regional Centre
- Rayat Bahra University (Post Bohan hoshiarpur)
- DAV college Hoshiarpur
- Pt. J.R Govt. Polytechnic College, Jallandhar Road
- Women Welfare College, Vasant Vihar
- Sehra Piara Singh Sehra Commercial College, Kotwali Bazar
- S D Sanskrit College, Bahadurpur Cwk
- Govt. College Hoshiarpur.
- Shri guru gobind singh khalsa college mahilpur
- Smt. Urmila Devi Ayurvedic college and hospital
- Bliss public school. (Attowal)
- St.R.N.A's Gurukul School(Aslamabad)
- Cambridge international school .(Piplawala)
- D.A.V. Higher Secondary School
- Delhi international school.
- GEMS Cambridge International School (pur hiran)
- Gma city public school. (Singriwala)
- Govt. High School
- Marigold Public School (Tagore Nagar)
- Moon Light Modern School
- Mount Carmel school.(Kakkon)
- Sri Guru Harkrishan Public School (Model Town)
- St Apolo school .(Model Town)
- St Joseph's convent school (Ram colony camp)
- St kabir public school, chaggran, hoshiarpur
- Woodland overseas school (Baghpur)
- Navyug Model School (Attowal)
- Shivam Hospital
- Bariana Eye Hospital
- Gulati Hospital and Maternity Home
- Saini Hospital & Test Tube Baby Centre
- Central Hospital
- Ravjot carrdiac centre
- St Josephs Hospital
- Goyal Hospital
- Civil Hospital
- KDM Hospital
- Purewal Hospital
- Kapila Child Care
- Amitoj Hospital
- Thind eye hospital
Notable people from Hoshiarpur
This list only includes notable people from Hoshiarpur City, for those born in Hoshiarpur district see that article.
- Mangu Ram Mugowalia , prominent Ghadar Party leader and Freedom Fighter 
- Harnam Singh Saini , an Indian revolutionary
- Giani Zail Singh was elected from Hoshiarpur in 1980. After that he became Union Home Minister and later the President of India in 1982.  
- Kanshi Ram founder of Bahujan Samaj Party won election from hoshiarpur in Indian general election, 1996
- Avinash Rai Khanna a Bharatiya Janata Party leader
- Santosh Chowdhary ex-MP Congress.
- Mayawati incontested M.P. election from Hoshiarpur Indian general election, 1989
- Ambika Soni M.P. belongs to bajwara in Hoshiarpur. 
- Jagjit Singh Chauhan founder of Khalsa Raj Party
- Vijay Sampla , (Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment) MP from Hoshiarpur is actually from Jalandhar city. (born at Sofi Village, Jalandhar district )
- Manmohan Singh , (Former Prime Minister of India) studied Economics and got his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1952 and 1954 from Hoshiarpur city.
- Shri Varinder Singh Bajwa former Member of Parliament (Rajya sabha)
Arts and culture
- Mickey Singh singer, songwriter, producer, dancer, model and actor.
- Bhai Sahib Singh one of the Panj Pyare
- Gauri Khan (born Gauri Chhibber) belongs to Hoshiarpur and raised up in Delhi. 
- Simran Kaur Mundi a Punjabi film actress is from village Mundian Jattan
- Harp Farmer , an actor, director, producer, photographer was born in Hoshiarpur.
- Yo Yo Honey Singh Punjabi Rapper from Delhi was born in Hoshiarpur.
- Monica Bedi a Punjabi actress is from village Chabbewal
- Piara Singh Gill , nuclear physicist
- Kulwinder Dhillon singer from Mahilpur
- Amar Singh Shaunki Dhadi singer
- Hard Kaur Indian rapper
- D. P. Singh a science populariser and environmental activist of Punjab.
- Satinder Sartaaj Singer also belongs to Hoshiarpur Distt.(village Bajrawar)
- Dr.Ganda Singh a Punjabi historian
- Debi Makhsoospuri belongs to Makhsoospur Village near Kotfatuhi of Distt Hoshiarpur.
- Intikhab Alam cricketer.
- Harbanse Singh Doman belongs to the Hoshirarpur
- Ustad Amanat Ali Khan Pakistani Classic and Ghazal Singer was born in Hoshiarpur
- Habib Jalib Pakistani revolutionary poet and left wing politician born on 24 March 1928 in a village near Hoshiarpur.
- Upasana Singh actress in Bollywood and comedian in TV was Born at Tanda.
- Munir Niazi (1928–2006) was an Urdu and Punjabi poet born in Khanpur, a village near Hoshiarpur