The District of Gurdaspur is situated in Punjab State of Northwestern India. It is 3569 Sq. Km. in area. It is surrounded by District Kathua of Jammu and kashmir State in the North, District Hoshiarpur in the Southeast, Districts Chamba and kangra of Himachal Pradesh State in the Northeast, District Kapurthala in the South, District Amritsar in the Southwest and Pakistan in the Northwest. The City of Gurdaspur is the headquarter of this District.
The District of Gurdaspur was founded by Guriya ji in the begining of 17th Century. Guriya ji was a resident of Village Paniar situated 5 miles North of Gurdaspur. He purchased land for Gurdaspur from farmers of Sangi Caste. On his name, the city was named as Gurdaspur. This District is famous for manufacturing Machine tools and Woolen products.
It has been divided into 5 Tehsils and 10 Sub-Tehsils - Tehsils - Batala , Dera Baba Nanak , Gurdaspur , Pathankot , Dhar Kalan Sub-Tehsils - Bamyal , Dhariwal , Kahnuwan , Kalanaur , Narot Jaimal Singh , Qadian , Sri Hargobindpur , Dina Nagar , Naushehra Majha Singh , Fatehgarh Churian
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