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.

Demographics

Religion in Hoshiarpur City[5]
ReligionPercent
Hinduism
75.67%
Sikhism
21.45%
Jainism
0.92%
Islam
0.78%
Christianity
0.60%
Others
0.59%

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.[3]

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 Scheduled Caste population in this district is 34.3%[17][8]

History

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.[11]

By road

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,[12] Chandigarh Transport Undertaking, Jammu & Kashmir Roadways, Rajasthan State Roadways, apart from private operators.

Education

Universities

Colleges

  • 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

Schools

  • 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
  • Takshila
  • Woodland overseas school (Baghpur)
  • Navyug Model School (Attowal)
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Panjab University Regional Centre

Healthcare

  • 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.

Politics

Business

Arts and culture

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Hoshiarpur Archaeological Museum

Army