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The old town of Ropar is now known as Rupnagar which is a town and district located in Punjab a state in the north east of India. This district is located to the west of Punjab. Ropar, enjoys great historical importance for various reasons. The district is divided into four sub-division which are:
This district is the home for many historically important Gurdwaras including:
- Takht Sri Keshgarh Sahib
- Gurdwara Bhatha Sahib
- Gurdwara Garhi Sahib
- Gurdwara Katalgarh Sahib
- Gurdwara Parivar Vichhora
- Gurdwara Patal Puri Sahib
Ropar is also important as the famous treaty of Amritsar which fixed the Satluj as the eastern boundary of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's kingdom was signed here between the Maharaja and Lord William Bentick. It is also the originating point of Sirhind Canal and the Bist Doab Canal, the two oldest canals of the present Punjab. Recently a thermal power plant has also been set up here. Gurudwara Bhattha Sahib and Gurudwara Parivar Vichhora, two important Sikh historical shrines lie at a small distance from this city.
|Districts of Punjab|
▐ Amritsar (District) ▐ Barnala ▐ Bathinda ▐ Firozpur ▐ Faridkot ▐ Fatehgarh ▐ Gurdaspur ▐ Hoshiarpur ▐ Jalandhar ▐ Kapurthala ▐ Ludhiana ▐ Mansa ▐ Moga ▐ Muktsar ▐ Nawanshahr ▐ Patiala ▐ Rupnagar ▐ Mohali ▐ Sangrur (District) ▐ Tarn Taran ▐