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About the Hoshiarpur district

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Brief About Hoshiarpur District
Location
Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-east part of the State. It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is situated in the Bist Doab, Doaba region of the State. The district is submountainous and stretches of river Beas in the north-west.

It lies between north latitude 30 degree-9 and 32 degree-05 and east longitude 75degree -32 and 76degree -12’.

It shares common boundaries with Kangra and Una districts of Himachal Pardesh in the north east, Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts (interspersed) in south-west and Gurdaspur district in the north-west.

At present, it has an area of 3198.2 Sq. Kms. and a population,

as per 1991 Census, is 12,99,261 persons.

Climate
The district has mild climate compared to other districts of the State. This is due to the abundance of hilly terrain on the one hand and sizeable forest covers thereon, on the other. Moreover, chain of check dams constructed recently on the choes under "Kandi Watershed Development Project" have appreciably enhanced water surface area in the distict. This has made the summer hights quite pleasant.

The pattern of seasons in the district is similar to other districts of the state, except slight variations at the terminals and year may be divided into three main seasons. The summer season sets in April and lasts up to end of June, to be taken over by the rainy season when it becomes hot and sultry. The rainy season sets in July beginning and lasts up to September end. The winter season starts after the rains are over from October and lasts up to March end. May and June are the hottest months when mercury may cross 45 degree C on some days. It is pleasantly hot. The months of December, January and February are the months when winter is quite severe and mercury may however around 5 degree C and on some days it may touch O’C.

Rain
The total avg. rain falls in disst. is 1125 mm .Broadly speaking 75 percent of the rainfall is experienced in the period July to September, Whereas 15 Percent rainfall is experienced in the winter months of January and February are under the influence of western disturbances in the Persion Gulf. Hail storms may occur in the closing period of winter when there is quite a sizeable damage to fruit crops, especially the mango fruit for which this distict is quite renowned in the State.

The District comprises of four Sub-Divisions, ten Development Blocks, eight Municipal Councils and one Notified Area Committee.

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