Jalandhar, formerly Jullundhar is an ancient city in Punjab located 80 km away from Amritsar. Ruled by the Hindus and the Mughals in succession it is believed to be the oldest city in Punjab. Today this city is a highly industrialized centre being India's foremost producer of world class sports equipments. It is the main area of the State which has maximum Non-Resident Indians. This has made it a rich and forward looking city. The city also has the distinction of producing some of the best sportsmen in the country. Its satellite towns; Phagwara is famous for cloth manufacturing and drapery shops and Kartarpur is one of the biggest exporters of quality furniture.
|Area||: 3401 Sq.Kms.|
|Population||: 19,53,508 (2001cen.)|
|Season||: Oct. to March|
|STD Code||: 0181|
|Rain Fall||: 703.0mm (annual)|
|Temperature||: 35oC-45oC (Apr-Oct)