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Rajpura

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Rajpura is a municipal council in Patiala district in the Indian state of Punjab.GeographyRajpura is located at. It has an average elevation of 259 metres (849 feet). Rajpura is situated nearly 38 km south east of Chandigarh, the capital city of Punjab. Besides being an important industrial town of Punjab, it also has historical importance.Rajpura is surrounded by a number of major cities like Chandigarh (38 km north), Patiala (20 km south), Ambala (22 km east) and Ludhiana (80 km west). Rajpura acts as middle point between Amritsar and Delhi on NH-1 as these cities are 225 km away from Rajpura in opposite directions.DemographicsIn the 2011 India census, Rajpura had a population of 92,659, but after including some villages like dhamoli, islampur, neelpur, and pilkhani, within its municipal limits the population rose to 112,193. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Rajpura has an average literacy rate of 81%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 79%. In Rajpura, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.HistoryThe name of Rajpura appears in the history as Emperor Sher Shah Suri "The Lion King", and founder of the Suri Dynasty built a "Sarai" in Rajpura for travellers and for his army when ever he passed through Rajpura. This Sarai was built during the Suri Dynasty, between 1540 and 1545. The more-than-450-year-old Sarai is almost in shambles now but still stands bold. This Sarai today houses the offices of SDM, Tehsildar and DSP of police. The Sarai needs urgent attention of ASI so that this historical monument of Rajpura can be preserved as a mark in the history.
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