Please tell me about history and importance of Amritsar?

ANSWER TO THE ABOVE QUESTION Amritsar is a very important city for Sikhs and other Indians. It is in Punjab. Total population is 2,490,891 as per 2011 census. Male and female were 1,322,088 and 1,168,803 respectively. Population Growth for Amritsar District recorded in 2011 for the decade has remained 15.48 percent. Total Area of Amritsar District was 2,673 with average density of 932 per sq. km. Amritsar Population constituted 8.99 percent of total Punjab Population. Sex Ratio of Amritsar District is now 884, while child sex ratio (0-6) is 824 per 1000 boys. HARMANDIR SAHIB known as Golden Temple the important shrine for sikhs is situate here. It attracts more visitors than the famous Taj Mahal in Agra. Amritsar is well connected by road to New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and other major cities through rail and road,. Sri Guru Ram Jee International Airport situate in Amritsar connects London, Toronto, Dubai, Singapore. Good hotels situate in Amritsar that can be recommended: hotel P R Residency Hotel Ritz Plaza, amritsar R.S.Residency, Amritsar C J International, amritsar Important places to visit in Amritsar: Wagah Border is located in a town on the line between Pakistan and India, called Wagah. It is located in the state of Punjab, and is 29 km from the town of Lahore, and 27 km from Amritsar. The changing of guard ceremony here attracts many visitors yearly Durgiana Temple Complex, an important place of pilgrimage, contains 5 temples within it: Durgiana Mandir, Narain Mandir, Mandir Goswami Tulsi Dass, Ved Katha Bhawan, Mata Shitla Mandir. It is located near the railway station and bus stand in Amritsar. The Ram Teerth Temple is a place of mythological significance, located on the Amritsar-Chogawan, road 11 km from Amritsar. It is here that Valmiki composed the Ramayana, and also the place of birth of Luv and Kush, sons of Lord Rama and Sita. Lawrance Road Cooper Road Mall Road Hall Bazar HISTORY; Jalianwala Bagh massacre took place on 13th April 1919 is situate in Amritsar. Operation Blue Star that took place when Mrs. Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India -- when army raided the Amritsar temple wherein terrorists were hiding took place in the year 1984. Summer : Temp: 49

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