Banga, Pakistan

Coordinates: 31°14′N 73°11′E / 31.24°N 73.18°E / 31.24; 73.18Coordinates: 31°14′N 73°11′E / 31.24°N 73.18°E / 31.24; 73.18
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Banga, the birthplace of Bhagat Singh, is a village of Faisalabad District (previously called Lyallpur) in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located at 31°24'0N 73°18'0E with an altitude of 181 metres (597 feet).[1]


Bhagat Singh, an Indian revolutionary, was born in the village in 1907.[2] The Government of Pakistan has declared it to be a national heritage site and the Government of Punjab, India has offered help for the purchase and setting up of a world-class memorial.[3][4]

An annual memorial fair is held in the village on 23 March, which is the anniversary of Singh's death.[3]


There are two high schools for both boys and girls and many private schools.


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 9/19/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.