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Native ameLudhiana
Total Area119.7 sq mi (310 km2)
Altitude262 m
Total Population1740249 (2010)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone91-161-XXX XXXX
VehiclePB 10

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Ludhiana (also Ludhyana) ( ) is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is the largest city in the state, with an estimated population of 1,740,247 in 2010. The population increases substantially during the crop harvesting season due to immigration of laborers from states like Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa and Delhi. It has an area of about 310 km2. The city stands on the Sutlej River's old bank, 13 km south of its present course. It is a major industrial center of northern India. In September 2011, The World Health Organization declared Ludhiana the fourth most air-polluted city in the world.

Ludhiana is located 100 km west from state capital Chandigarh on NH 95 and is centrally located on National Highway 1 from Indian capital New Delhi to Amritsar, and is well connected to New Delhi by road, frequent train service and by air.

Ludhiana is a well known NRI district of Punjab with a large population living abroad in Canada, and the U.S.

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