Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
|Coordinates: 32°24′38″N 75°36′52″E / 32.410561°N 75.614403°ECoordinates: 32°24′38″N 75°36′52″E / 32.410561°N 75.614403°E|
|State||Jammu and Kashmir|
|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.
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.
As of 2001 India census, 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.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.