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Points of interest
City Gate, Husnar Gate, Clock House Gate, Bharu Gate
Ward No. 12, Lexman Colony, Laxmi Nager
- Map of Gidderbaha Punjab 152101
- Under British Rule
- Places of interest
- City Gates
- Further afield
- Notable people from Giddarbaha
Map of Gidderbaha, Punjab 152101
Under British Rule
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 accepted the name and 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 old and new city. The railway station was established near the clock house gate and is very close to the bus stand.
Giddarbaha is located in the south-western zone of Punjab. The district of Faridkot lies to its North, Firozepur to the West and Bathinda to the East. It is well connected by rail and 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 mainly determine the climatic conditions. The southwestern monsoon brings the rainy season during summer (July to September), 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 (tropical) moisture regime. It is 16 km away from Malout city
The majority of Giddarbaha population follows Hinduism, followed closely by Sikhism. One can find many gurudwaras, mosques 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%, which was higher than the national average of 87.5%: male literacy was 92%, and 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.
The village has two degree colleges as well.
Places of interest
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 also acts as an agricultural market serving surrounding towns and villages.
Notable people from Giddarbaha
Giddarbaha is famous for producing Sardar (Leaders), Kalaakar (Singers) and Naswar (7 photos). Some of them are listed as: