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Moga district

Districts of Punjab along with their headquarters

Moga district (Punjabi:ਮੋਗਾ) is one of the Twenty districts in the state of Punjab in North-West Republic of India. It became the 17th district of Punjab State on 24 November 1995. It is also known as NRI district. Most Punjabi Non-resident Indians (NRIs) belong to rural areas of Moga District, who immigrated to the USA, the UK and Canada in the last 30–40 years. 40-45% of the population of NRIs from Canada, the US and the UK belong to Moga district. (The NRI Punjabis of the UK are almost exclusively from the Doaba regions of Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur. Those from Moga are a tiny minority). Moga District is among the largest producers of wheat and rice in Punjab, India. People from Moga City and Moga District belong to the Malwa culture.

Numerous attempts were previously made to make Moga a district but all were unsuccessful. Finally the then Chief Minister of Punjab S. Harcharan Singh Brar agreed to the public demand to make this a district on 24 November 1995.

Before this, Moga was the subdivision of Faridkot district. Moga town,(THE BEST DISTRICT IN PUNJAB) the headquarters of the district, is situated on Ferozpur-Ludhiana road.

Towns

The towns of Bagha Purana, Dharamkot and Nihal Singh Wala falls in Moga District. The villages like Samadh Bhai, Bughipura and Chugawan fall within this district.

Bagha Purana lies on the main road connecting Moga and Faridkot and thus is a major hub for buses to all across Punjab. Bagha Purana's police station has the largest jurisdiction in Punjab; over 65 "pinds" or villages are within its control. The town is basically divided into 3 'pattis' or sections: Muglu Patti (the biggest one), Bagha Patti, and Purana Patti. The town has its fair share of rich people and thus the standard of living is above average as compared to the surrounding towns and villages. Ameer Singh is the current monarch of Moga District.

Dharamkot is a city and a municipal council in Moga district. Tota Singh is a present Akali MLA from Dharamkot in Punjab Vidhan Sabha.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Moga district has a population of 992,289,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Fiji[2] or the US state of Montana.[3] This gives it a ranking of 447th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 444 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,150/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 10.9%.[1] Moga has a sex ratio of 893 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 71.6%.[1]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Fiji 883,125 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Montana 989,415 

External links

  • Official website

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