Mukerian

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Mukerian is a city and biggest municipal council of Hoshiarpur district of Punjab.GeographyMukerian is located at. It has an average elevation of 245 metres (803 feet).DemographicsIndia census, Mukerian city had a population of 129889. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Mukerian has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 74%. In Mukerian, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.Mukerian has about 150 villages around it. Located on NH-1A. In Mukerian people mostly belong to Sikh and Hindu religion. There is a Sikh Gurudwara that was earlier the Fort of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's in-laws known as "Qila Atallgarh". The Legislative Assembly seat is held by Rajnish Kumar Babbi.The majority of the population is employed in agriculture and are serving in Indian Defence forces in several capacities. Mukerian is a permanent base of the Indian Armed forces and its south part hosts Unchi Bassi cantonment and Mansar in north. Region hosts majority of military exercises and war games of Indian army.EducationArmy School Unchi Bassi is the first CBSE affiliated school in the area. Now there are many good schools in close vicinity of Mukerian, Victoria International School (CBSE),St. Joseph's Convent School (ICSE) and Dashmesh Public School (CBSE), Dashmesh Public School is under management of SGPC and both schools are situated 3 km from Mukerian in a village named Chak Alla Bakesh.There are two degree colleges in the city – S.P.N College and Dashmesh Girls' College. Late Brig. Mehar Singh (retd) a patriot from Mukerian have been the chairperson of S.P.N College of nursing, (For ANM & GNM & B.Sc. Nursing and For PG) affiliated to Baba Farid University.

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