Giddarbaha, is a town and a municipal council in Muktsar district, in the Indian state of Punjab. During that time, it took the shape of a town from the small village and when the Britishers reached here they wrongly pronounced the town name as Giddarbaha, they planned a new walled city in 1909 with six gates and carved the name on the gates as Giddarbaha. From there people started pronouncing the same. In 1917, the British government established the Bathinda - Karachi railway line, to transport the goods from this part of India to Karachi. Giddarbaha Railway Station was established on the line in 1918 which divided the new city; the railway station was established near the clock house gate and is close to the bus stand. Giddarbaha is located in the south-western zone of Punjab; the district of Faridkot lies to Firozepur to the West and Bathinda to the East. It is well connected by road networks. National Highway NH-15 connects Giddarbaha to Bathinda. Through Bathinda, Giddarbaha is connected to various Indian cities via railways as well.
There is wide seasonal temperature variation in the region, with summer temperatures reaching a maximum of 48-50 °C and winter temperatures down to a minimum of 1-2 °C. The western Himalayas in the north and the Thar Desert in the south and southwest determine the climatic conditions; the southwestern monsoon brings the rainy season during summer, with nearly 70% of the region's annual rainfall occurring during those months. Giddarbaha's sewage system beats the same of some big Indian cities; the major part of the district experiences an aridic moisture regime. It is 16 km away from Malout city The majority of Giddarbaha population follows Hinduism, followed by Sikhism. One can find many gurudwaras and churches as well in and around the city. Dera Baba Gangaram and Theri village Gurdwara are famous in the region. Gurdwara Guptsar Sahib in Chhattiana village is famous Sikh gurdwara in Giddarbaha division; as of 2001, according to the Indian census, Giddarbaha had a population of 36,593. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%.
Gidderbaha had an average literacy rate of 89.5%, higher than the national average of 87.5%: male literacy was 92%, female literacy was 87%. 14% of the population was under 6 years of age. The Giddarbaha subdivision, which covers an area of 68,028 hectares, had a population of 205,118. There were 44 villages in the subdivision, with Doda being a sub-Tehsil. Govt. Boys School. Govt. Girls School. Malwa School. DAV Public School. DAV Vaish School. MMD DAV COLLEGE; the town has two degree colleges as well. Mata Misri Devi DAV College Guru Gobind Singh Girls' College Gurdwara Dasvin Patshahi Sri Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Gurudwara Nanaksar sahib Shree Durga Mandir Dera Baba Shree Ganga Ram Ji Satgur Ravidas Mandir Gurudwara Sri Amardass ji Gurudwara Sahib Shree Gaushalla Mandir Aggarwal Peerkhana Hanuman Mandir Bantabad Hanuman Mandir Subhash Nagar Freedom Fighter Comrade Chiranji Lal Dhir Municipal Park Sh Gurdev Singh Maan Memorial Municipal Park Clock House City Club Basketball Stadium Clock house gate City gate Husnar gate Bharu gate Theri gate Daula gate State Bank Of India State Bank Of Patiala ICICI Bank HDFC Bank Punjab National Bank Central Bank Of India Punjab And Sindh Bank Allahabad Bank Oriental Bank Of Commerce Cooperative Bank Muthoot Finance Bank Of India Corporation Bank Canara Bank The Gurudwara Sri Sahib at Theri Sahib, where Sri Guru Gobind Singh is believed to have rested for the night The old Dera of Baba Ganga Ram ji, near Husnar village The religious Sarovar of Kulguru, in Husnar village The old church in Daula village Mandi Wali Nehar Dera Baba Lang Badal village Gurdwara Guptsar Sahib in Chhattiana village Giddarbaha is one of the largest producers of snuff in India, with the 5,6 and 7 Photo Snuff factory being its best-known producers.
The city acts as an agricultural market serving surrounding towns and villages. Giddarbaha is famous for producing Sardar and Naswar; some of them are listed as: Gurdas Mann, popular Punjabi singer Mehar Mittal, popular comedian in Punjabi movies Hakam Sufi Punjabi Singer Ashok Masti, Popular Punjabi Singer Jaani, Popular Music Write Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, All India President of Indian Youth Congress and MLA of Giddarbaha. Parkash Singh Badal, Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Singh Badal, Deputy Chief minister of Punjab Manpreet Singh Badal, former Member of Legislative Assembly and former Finance Minister Giddarbaha City info website
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