Sirsa

Sirsa
City
Sirsa
Sirsa
Coordinates: 29°32′N 75°01′E / 29.533°N 75.017°E / 29.533; 75.017Coordinates: 29°32′N 75°01′E / 29.533°N 75.017°E / 29.533; 75.017
Country India
State Haryana
District Sirsa
Division Hisar
Government
  Deputy Commissioner Prabhjot Singh, IAS
Elevation 673 m (2,208 ft)
Population (2011)
  Total 1,83,282[1]
Languages
  Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 125055
UNLOCODE IN HSS
Telephone code 91-1666 xxx xxx
Vehicle registration HR-24
Nearest city Nohar
Sex ratio 897 / [1]
Literacy 68.82 [1]
Planning agency HUDA
Website sirsa.gov.in
mcsirsa.gov.in

Sirsa, is a city and a municipal council in Sirsa district in the westernmost region of the Indian state of Haryana, bordering Punjab and Rajasthan. Its history dates back to the time of Mahabharata. At one time, the Sarasvati River flowed in this area.

Geography

Sirsa is located at 29°32′N 75°01′E / 29.53°N 75.02°E / 29.53; 75.02.[2] It has an average elevation of 205 metres (672 feet).

Demographics

As of the 2001 Indian census, Sirsa had a population of 160,129. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sirsa has an average literacy rate of 68%, lower than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 62%. In Sirsa, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. There is a big population of the Sikh community in Sirsa. There are also two historical Gurudwaras (Sikh temples) in the city.

Notable people from Sirsa District

Air Force Station

Sirsa has an air base of Indian Air Force named Sirsa Air Force Station.

References

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  5. "Sunil Grover profile". notednames.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  6. "Barinder Sran". Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
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  8. "Jaswinder Brar". khabridost.in. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
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