city, northeastern Punjab state, northwestern India. The city is a manufacturing and trade centre and a rail terminus; it also lies at a major road junction. Its industries include silk weaving and oilseed pressing. Hoshiarpur is the location of the Vishveshvarand Vedic Research Institute and of colleges affiliated with Panjab University. The surrounding area is a fruit-farming region for kinnow (a variety of mandarin orange), mango, guava, and lychee. Pop. (2001) 149,668.

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