Lakhenpur

Lakhanpur
Lakhanpur
city
Lakhanpur
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Lakhanpur
Lakhanpur (India)
Coordinates: 32°24′38″N 75°36′52″E / 32.410561°N 75.614403°E / 32.410561; 75.614403Coordinates: 32°24′38″N 75°36′52″E / 32.410561°N 75.614403°E / 32.410561; 75.614403
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Kathua
Population (2001)
  Total 1,521
Languages
  Official Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Lakhanpur is a town and a notified area committee in Kathua district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Lakhanpur is the entrance to Jammu and Kashmir from Punjab and rest of India. It is a sparsely populated area about 20 kilometers from the center of Kathua district. Since it is the entrance of Jammu and Kashmir, a passage to and from Jammu and Kashmir, tolls are collected here.

Geography

Lakhanpur is situated just below the Sivalik Hills. The town is sandwiched between Ravi river to the south and east while the Shiwaliks rise abruptly 400 metres (1,300 ft) high to the north. The town starts from the Modhopur Ravi bridge and is spread on both the sides of NH1A. Kathua city is just 6 km ahead of Lakhenpur.

Traffic and infrastructure

Since the town is an entrance to the state, the infrastructure is well developed with parking, restaurants, banks, ATMs, sanitation facilities and much more. But the traffic problem is difficult, with hours of traffic snarls due to the huge rush of trucks, buses and cars. The toll plaza serves as a source of income to the state as well.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Lakhenpur had a population of 1521. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Lakhanpur has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 73%. In Lakhenpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religion

Hindu 89.28%, Sikh 3.18%, Muslim 5.11%, [2]

References

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