Amritsar Population 2021:- Amritsar is a historic and the second-largest city in Punjab. Amritsar is the administrative headquarters of the Amritsar district and is located in the Majha region of Punjab.
According to the 2011 census, the population of Amritsar was 1,132,761. Amritsar is situated 217 km northwest of state capital Chandigarh, Wagah Border being only 28 km away.
Amritsar has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for the HRIDAY scheme of the Government of India. Amritsar is home to Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as “the Golden Temple,” one of Sikhism’s most spiritually significant and most-visited gurudwaras. Amritsar is also known for its wooden chessboards and chess pieces manufacturing industry.
To know the actual Population of Amritsar 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:
- 2011:- 1,132,761
- Amritsar Population 2021:- 1,400,000 (Estimated)
By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Amritsar 2021 according to the estimates is 1,400,000.
According to the 2011 census, Amritsar municipality had a population of 1,132,761. The municipality had a sex ratio of 879 females per 1,000 males. Effective literacy was 85.27%; male literacy was 88.09% and female literacy was 82.09%. The scheduled caste population is 28.8%.
According to the 2011 Census of India, Hinduism and Sikhism were the main religions of the Amritsar at 49.4% and 48% of the population, respectively. In Amritsar city, Christianity was followed by 1.23% and Islam by 0.51%. Around 0.74% of the population of the city stated ‘No Particular Religion’ or another religion.
Amritsar is the holiest city in Sikhism and about 30 million people visit it each year for pilgrimage.
Amritsar is a Big Commercial, Trading, Textile, and Tourist hub of Punjab. There is a proposed Software Technology Park at Amritsar to make it an IT hub.
Amritsar was famous for its Textile industry but it has lost its charm to cities like Ludhiana and Ahmedabad because of Indo-Pak Border. But still, there are many textile industrial units present in Amritsar. Amritsar is famous for its Pashmina Shawls.
Amritsar is known for religious, cultural, or general tourism. The holiest shrine of the Sikh community, the Golden Temple, has 350,000-400,000 visitors per day which can increase to 1.5 million people on special occasions and festivals. It provides business to shopkeepers, transporters, and hotel owners, and employment to thousands of young people living in Amritsar.
Other places like Durgiana Temple, Gobindgarh Fort, Wagah Border, and Bhagwan Valmiki Tirath Sthal are also famous.