is a city and it became district in 1995. now it is a municipal council in Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar district in the India
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. It is the headquarters of Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar District.
It is said to have been built during the reign of Alauddin Khilji
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(1295-1316) by his Afghan Military Chief Nausher Khan. Previously it was called "Nausar" but with the passage of time, the town came to be known as "Nawanshahr". Nausher Khan had constructed five forts known as Havelis, whose remains still exist.
On September 27, 2008 in Khatkar Kalan
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7 kilometres from Nawanshar, for honoring freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, the Punjab government announced that a district in the state will be named after him. The announcement was made by Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal at a function ancestral village of the martyr to mark his 101st birth anniversary. Nawanshahr district would be renamed as Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar. it is very fast expanding city. it has one govt. hospital , but lots of private hospital with new technology, and very good doctors from all professions.
Nawanshahar has co-ad college " R.K.Arya" and one only girl college as well.
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s were propertiers or part propertiers of Rahon, Bhaddi, Jadla et al.Langroya is very famous village just five kilometers away from nawan shahr.
Their Rule started in 1670 with Raja
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Hawaha Singh and held huge territories in Nawanshahr, Jallandhar, Ludhiana and Hoshirapur and continued as Raja of Machiwara till a long time.
As of 2001 India census
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, Nawanshahr had a population of 30,933. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nawanshahr has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 71%. In Nawanshahr, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age. Sikhs constitute about 78% of the population in Nawanshahr. The Scheduled Caste population is more than 35%.
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