Geography of Jalandhar
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Jalandhar is situated between the intensively irrigated and very fertile agricultural land of River Beas and Sutlej. Spread over a huge area of 2,624 sq. km, Jalandhar occupies 5.3 % of the total geographical area of the State. Jalandhar is the administrative headquarter of Jalandhar district. It is one of the largest and densely populated districts of Punjab and is part of Doaba region of Punjab.
Geographically, Jalandhar is situated at 31°33’00 North Latitude and 75°56’99 East Longitude, with an average elevation of 230 meters about 754.5 feet. Jalandhar is located at a distance of 146 kms from state capital Chandigarh. It is at a distance of 350 Kms from Delhi on Delhi-Amritsar Highway. Jalandhar is surrounded by Kapurthala, Tarn Taran and Amritsar cities in the North-west , Hoshiarpur in the north-east, Garhshankar and Anand Sahib in the east, Phagwara and Ludhiana in the south-east, Nakodar in the south, Moga, Faridkot and Ferozepur in the south-west . The city is easily accessible by well-established railway network. Jalandhar has decent road connectivity to all the adjoining major cities of the state as well as other states of India. Nearest Airport is RajaSansi Airport, Amritsar at a distance of 90 kms.
Climate of Jalandhar
During the summer season scorching dust laden winds blow over the region. Temperature rises rapidly with the onset of summer and reaches the extreme in the month of June.
June is normally the hottest month and the day temperatures on individual days may reach above 45 degrees. The relative humidity of the air during the summer is very low in Jalandhar.
From the end of November the temperature starts falling which marks the beginning of winter season which lasts till the month of March. The mean daily maximum temperature is about 19 °C and the daily minimum temperature is about 6 degrees. At times temperature falls to a low of -5 °C (23 °F) which usually occurs in the month of January. During winter season cold waves blow over Jalandhar.
Demographics of Jalandhar
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