Gohana

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Location of Gohana in Sonipat District

Gohana (गोहाना) is town and tahsil situated in Sonipat district of Haryana. It is a Tehsil town of 50,000 population, has its own municipality and a constituency for Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Gohana is surrounded by Jat gotra villages. It is located on Rohtak-Panipat highway and has a railway station on Rohtak-Panipat railway line. From Sonipat, its distance is 45 Km. Earlier, it was part of Rohtak district.

Villages in Gohana tahsil

Aanwali, Ahmadpur Majra, Ahulana, Bali, Banwasa, Baroda Mor, Baroda Thuthan, Barota, Bhadauti Khas, Bhainswal Kalan Bawala, Bhainswal Kalan Mithan, Bhainswan Khurd, Bhanderi, Bhawar, Bichpari, Bidhal, Bilbilan, Busana, Butana Khetlan, Butana Kundu, Chhapra, Chhatehra, Chhichhrana, Chirana, Dhanana Aladadpur, Dhurana, Gangana, Gangesar, Ganwari, Garhi Sarai Namdar Khan, Garhi Ujale Khan, Gharwal, Giwana, Gohana (MC), Gudha, Issapur Kheri, Jagsi, Jasrana, Jauli, Jawahra, Kahalpa, Kailana Khas, Kailana Taluka Mahmudpur, Kakana Bahadari, Kasanda, Kasandi, Kathura, Katwal, Khandrai, Khanpur Kalan, Khanpur Khurd, Kheri Damkan, Kohla, Lath, Madina, Mahmudpur, Mahra, Matand, Mirzapur Kheri, Moi, Mundlana, Nagar, Niat, Nizampur, Nuran Khera, Puthi, Rabhra, Ranakheri, Rindhana, Riwara, Rukhi, Saragthal, Sarsadh, Shamri Buran, Shamri Lochab Barren, Shamri Sisan, Sikanderpur Majra, Siwanka, Thaska, Tihar,

History

In ancient times, Gohana was known as Gavambhavana (गवंबहवनः - meaning “where cows are found in plenty”) and was considered a sacred place. Prithviraj Chauhan had constructed a fort here. After defeating Prithviraj in 1192, Muhammad Ghori destroyed the fort. Later, Gohana also became a settlement of Taga Brahmins. All Muslim families left this place in 1947 and migrated to Pakistan. Today, Gohana is inhibited by many Jat families of various gotras, including Malik gotra. Being a tehsil town, people from other communities also reside in the town.

Geography

Gohana is located at 29°08′N 76°42′E / 29.13°N 76.7°E / 29.13; 76.7. It has an average elevation of 225 metres (738 feet).

Population

As of 2001[update] India census, Gohana had a population of 48,518. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Gohana has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 60%. In Gohana, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Jat gotras

Mainly people from Jat community reside in Gohana. Apart from Jats, people of Punjabi & Brahmin communities also constitute a major part of population of Gohana.

Notable Places in the Town

Main Baazar,Adarsh Nagar,Tau Devilal Chowk,Tau Devilal Stadium,Samta Chowk,Uttam Nagar,Baroda Road,Jind Road,Rohtak Road,Panipat Road,Panipat Chungi,Devipura,Sonepat Road,Jawahar Lal Nehru Park,etc.

Notable persons

  • Jagbir Malik - The current M.L.A. of Gohana constituency.
  • Kishan Singh Sangwan - Three time M.P. of Sonipat constituency.
  • Yogeshwar Dutt - International Wrestler.

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