Una – Overview, History & Infrastructure

    History

    The present Una district until 1st Nov., 1966 was one of the tehsil of the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. Consequent upon reorganization of Punjab all the hill areas including Una tehsil was transferred to Himachal Pradesh. Eversince, until September, 1972 it continued to remain as tehsil of the then Kangra district. On the 1st September,1972 the Himachal Pradesh Govt. reorganised the then Kangra district into three districts namely Una, Hamirpur and Kangra. Una district consists of two Sub-Divisions(Una and Amb), three Tehsils(Bangana, Amb and Una) and two Sub-Tehsils(Haroli and Bharwain) and is having five Development Blocks(Una, Bangana, Gagret, Amb and Haroli).

    Una is a district of Himachal Pradesh which lies in its south western part. On the 1st September,1972 the Himachal Pradesh Govt. reorganised the then Kangra district into three districts namely Una, Hamirpur and Kangra.The famous places of Una are ‘Chintpurni’ Goddess temple, Dera Baba Barbhag Singh, Dera Baba Rudru, Joggi Panga, Dharamshala Mahanta, Dhunsar Mahadev Temple Talmehra, Shivbari Temple Gagret and Mini Secretariat. Una district is well developed in the industrial sector due to close proximity to Punjab. Mehatpur, Gagret, Tahliwal & Amb are main industrial centres of Una. On 11th January 1991, Una has been provided with railway line by laying 14 Kms broad gauge track from Nangal(Punjab) to Una. Punjabi, Hindi, Pahari are common languages spoken. In winter, climate is cool, woolen clothes required. In summer, climate is hot, cotton clothes required. From July to September, it is rainy & humid.

    General Information

    • Population: 521,057
    • Area: 1,549 km2
    • Literacy: 87.23
    • Tehsils: Una, Amb and Bangana.
    • Sub-Tehsils: Haroli and Bharbhai
    • Sub-Divisions: Una and Amb.

     

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    Demographics

    According to the 2011 census Una district has a population of 521,057 roughly equal to the nation of Cape Verde. This gives it a ranking of 543rd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 338 inhabitants per square kilometre (880 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.24 %. Una has a sex ratio of 977 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 87.23 %.

    How To Reach

    By Air
    The nearest major airport is located in the city of Amritsar. Flights will be regularly available from the cities of Delhi, Muscat, London, Tehran, Tashkent and Sharjah from the airport in Amritsar. Air fares from Delhi to Amritsar will range around Rs 2900 to 3200.

    By Road
    Una is easily accessible by road and as there are direct roads that can be taken to the town of Una. You can opt for buses that run directly to Una region. Cab facility is also available.

    By Rail
    The town of Una has a minor railway station that has frequent trains to the cities and towns of Old Delhi, New Delhi, Chandigarh and Hoshiarpur.

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