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About Sangat

Punjab, which is famously known as the land of five rivers, ranks amongst the most ancient civilizations in the world. This fertile land attracts many tourists with its scenic landscape, rich history and famous religious sites. Sangat is a major town and municipal council in Indian state of Punjab that comes under the jurisdiction of Bathinda district.

About Sangat

Geography of Sangat

Sangat is a tehsil in Bathinda district of Punjab state and it is 19 km away south from Bathinda, the district head quarters. It is also 232 km away from Chandigarh towards east. Sangat is surrounded by Dabwali tehsil towards south, Bathinda tehsil towards north, Lambi tehsil towards west and Gidderbaha tehsil towards west. The town about 205 m elevated from sea level. Sangat experiences hot summer with a temperature between 24°C and 47°C. The average temperature winter season like January and February are in between 16°C and 17°C.

Demography of Sangat

As per census of 2001, Sangat town had a population of 5396 among which 53% are males and 47% are females. Children below six years of age constitute 13% of the total population. The average literacy rate of Sangat is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 59.5%. 57% of male and 47% female in Sangat are literate.

Administration in Sangat

Sangat is a municipal council in Bhatinda district of Punjab state. It is divided into nine wards and election is held every 5 years. There are over 537 houses under Sangat municipal council. It is responsible for supplying basic amenities like water, electricity and sewerage to the people in the city. Municipal Council is also authorized to build roads within the limits of it and to impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Transport facilities in Sangat

There is no bus stand in Sangat and Bathinda is the nearest option for a bus journey. You get buses to Bathinda bus stand which is about 18 km away from Sangat. Malout, which is 34 km away from Sangat, also has a bus stand to which bus services are available from other major cities of the state. Sangat railway station belongs to North Western Railway and total four express stops here. The major trains pass through this station are Lalgarh Abohar Passenger, Jodhpur Bhatinda Passenger, Bhatinda Suratgarh Passenger, Haridwar-barmer Link Express and Kalka-Barmer Chandigarh Express. Bhatinda Jn is the nearest major railway station to Sangat and it is located at a distance of 17.5 km from Sangat. There are regular trains to this station from major cities of the country. Other major railway stations near to the city are Bhatisuda railway station, Mandi Dabwali railway station, Veer railway station and Kilanwali Punjab railway station. All these stations are within a distance of less than 20 km from Sangat.

Those who visit Sangat, from far away places, mainly depend on flight services. Ludhiana airport, which is 134 km away from Sangat, provide flight services on regular basis to various cities of the country. Raja Sansi Airport in Amirtsar of Punjab is located at a distance of 173 km from the city.
Even though famous tourist spots are rare in Sangat, the city is near to major cities of Punjab that have many gurudwaras, pilgrim spots and tourist locations.

Sangat at a glance

Country: India
State: Punjab
District: Bathind
City: Sangat
Coordinates: 30.0932°N 74.8449°E
PinCode: 151401
STD Code: 16463
Language: Punjabi

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