Gurdaspur district (Doabi:ਗੁਰਦਸਪੂਰ ਜ਼ਿਲਾ) is a district in the state of Punjab, situated in the northwest part of the Republic of India. Gurdaspur is the district headquarters. It internationally borders Narowal District of the Pakistani Punjab, Kathua District of Jammu and Kashmir, the Punjab districts of Amritsar and Hoshiarpur, and Chamba and Kangra districts of Himachal Pradesh. Two main rivers Beas and Ravi passes through the district. The Mughal emperor Akbar is said to have been enthroned in a garden near Kalanaur, a historically important town in the district. The district is at the foothills of the Himalayas.
The current member of Parliament of Gurdaspur is Pratap Singh Bajwa .
As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Ludhiana and Amritsar.
Read more about Gurdaspur District: History, Topography, River System & Power Resources, Climate, Rainfall, Ecology, Hydrology, Soils, Minerals, Tehsil, Sub Tehsils (Total : 8), C.D.Blocks (Total : 11), Municipal Councils:, Improvement Trusts, Roads, Population of District Before 1947, Some Famous Villages, Towns, Cities, Dinanagar, Batala, Gurdaspur, Kalanaur, Dera Baba Nanak, Sri Hargobindpur, Qadian, Demographics, Notable People
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