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Bathinda,The city of lakes 

Introduction 
Bhatinda is also known as the city of lakes. Once it was also known as Tabar-e-Hind meaning the gateway to India. Bhatinda is one of the oldest city of Punjab, India .It is located in the Northwestern India in the malwa region. Bhatinda has two modern thermal power plants, one is Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant and other is Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant at Lehra Mahobbat. Bhatinda is one of the largest food grain and cotton markets in northern India. it is also one of the leading cities in education in Punjab.

History 
The etymology of Bhatinda is hypothetical. It is generally believed that Bhatinda was built by Bhati Gurjar kings, who were the ruler of Punjab in 6th century AD. They called the city whatinda or bitunda after it named as Bhatinda. In 1189,muhammadGhori Attacked and occupied the fort of Bhatinda .Prithivi Raj Chauhan ,the ruler of this region ,managed to recover possession of the fort thirteen months later in 1191 after the first battle of Tarain.

Geography 
The surrounding districts are of Sri Muktsar Sahib, Faridkot, Mansa, Moga and Barnala in Punjab and Sirsa in Haryana. The boundary of the state of Rajasthan is also under an hour's drive from Bhatinda. As the Bhatinda is located in the northwestern region of India, there plains are alluvial. The co-ordinates of Bhatinda are 30.20°N 74.95°E. Bathinda's climate varies between summer and winter temperatures. Average annual rainfall is in a range of 20 mm to 40 mm. The weather is generally dry but is very humid from mid-May to the end of August. Rainfall is primarily from the south-west due to monsoon weather and is concentrated in the period July to mid-September.

Industries 

Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant

Guru Hargobind Thermal Plant

National Fertilizers plant

Petrochemical Plants

Yarn and Textiles Plants

Citrus Fruit Belts and Sugar Mills

Grassroots Oil Refinery

Education

Giani Zail Singh Punjab Technical University Campus

Rajindra Government College

Central University of Punjab

DAV College

DAV Public School

Delhi Public School

St. Xavier's Sr. Sec. School

Places to visit 

Shri Damdama Sahib Gurudwara

Lakhi Jungle

Quila Mubarak

Bahia Fort

Rose Garden

Zoological Garden

Mazzar of Peer Haji Rattan

Boating in Thermal Lake

Area 3344 km²
Population 285813
Language Punjabi
Pin Code 151001

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