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FEROZEPUR

Ferozepur city situated right on the Indo- Pakistan border covers an area of 4302 sq.km. According to a belief Ferozshah Tughlak who had a passion for founding cities founded Ferozepur in the 14th century. It is also stated that Ferozepur was founded by one of the Bhatti Chiefs named Feroze Khan but the first version is widely accepted. Ferozepur, with numerous holy shrines, historical places and memorials in and around, has earned a rare status. The hallowed samadhis of the martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, the Saragarhi Gurudwara commemorating the heroic sacrifice of twenty-one Sikh soldiers at Saragarhi post in Baluchistan and the Jain Swetamber Temple at Zira constructed in 1890 A. D. are some of the places of pilgrimage showing the spirit of universal brotherhood.

FEROZEPUR

 

 

 

 

 

Founded by Sultan Firuz Shah Tughluq (1351-88) on the banks of the Sutlej River. Accordimg to some other unconfirmed sources it was founded by Feroze a Rajput chief of the Bhatti clan. Ferozpur today is a transportation and administration center and an ancient city located on the banks of the Sutlej River, in the state of Punjab, India. It is a border town on the Indo-Pakistan border with memorials to India's freedom fighters.[1] Three heroic martyrs in India's struggle for freedom, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, were hanged in Lahore for their revolutionary activities against the British Government on March 23, 1931. They were cremated and their Samādhi is located in Hussainiwala on the Sutlej river bank.

 

Ferozepur also holds a historic place in Indian history as it was here that British Raj established control over much of North-West India as well as what is now Pakistan through the Anglo-Sikh Wars that were fought in this region. Today it is the headquarters of a brigade of the Northern Corps of the Indian Army. Shaheed Bhagat Singh College of Engg. and Technology is located at Moga road in Ferozepur. It is a Government Engg. College and has an excellent reputation.[2] Firozpur Cantonment is adjacent to and south of the city, during British times it was one of the largest Cantonments in the country

 

 

 

 

How to Reach

It is well-connected by road and rail with important cities like Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Chandigarh, Delhi and the rest of the country.Ferozepur has easy access by road and rail to other places such as Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Delhi, and Chandigarh.

 

 

Ferozepur at a Glance

Area

5,303sq.km

Latitude

Longitude

30° 20' N

74° 25' E

Population(2001)

17,46,107

Literacy

About Fifty percent

Languages

Hindi, Punjabi and English

Sub Divisions

5-Abohar, Fazilka, Jalalabad, Ferozepur, Zira

Blocks

10 -Abohar, Khuian Sarwar, Fazilka, Jalalabad, Guru Harsahai, Ferozepur, Mamdot, Ghall Khurd, Zira, Makhu

Places of Interest

Samadhi of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.

Anglo Sikh' war memorial.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Memorial

Hussainiwala Border