Amritsar

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Amritsar
Golden-Temple.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 31.63089°N, 74.871552°E
Altitude: 218 m
Present Day Details
Place Name: Amritsar
State/Province: Punjab
Country: India
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Amritsar was the headquarters of Amritsar District in the Lahore Division of Punjab Province during the British period.
Amritsar is home to the Golden Temple, the spiritual and cultural centre of the Sikh religion. It is now the administrative headquarters of Amritsar district in the Indian state of Punjab and is also known for the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919 under British Rule.

Spelling variants

Modern spelling: Amritsar
Variants: Umritsur, Umritsir

Military history

Massacre at Amritsar

External Links

Amritsar City Imperial Gazetteer of India

Historical books online