This article offers information on current population of Amritsar city which is estimated to be 1,205,321 in 2015. Explore more on facts, growth and history of Population in Amritsar.

Population of Amritsar

Current Population of Amritsar - The golden city of Amritsar is one of the most sacred places known for its much famed Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) in India. The city has changed its profile after the partition of 1947 in India. From an old traditional city of Northern India post Independence, it has changed its tagline to a modern business city of Punjab. According to Population census of India 2001, Population of Amritsar city was over 966,862. So Population of Amritsar has increased by almost 60% in the last 10 years.

Growth of Population in Amritsar
Just like other cities of India, Amritsar too witnessed a descent growth in its population. According to 2001 Population census of India, the city population was recorded at 966,862. Population growth in Amritsar is also supported by increase in tourism activities in the city. The Golden Temple is visited by people from far and wide in large number thus encouraging business and property developers in Amritsar to invest heavily. This further led to migration of people from various parts of state in search of employment and better standard of living.

Population of Amritsar

Population by Religion in Amritsar
Sikhism and Hinduism are the main religion followed in Amritsar. The people of various religion and caste celebrate all the fairs and festivals in Amritsar with great zeal and enthusiasm. Punjabi is the main spoken language in Amritsar while Hindi and English are also widely spoken by the locals.

Current Population of Amritsar in 2015
The current population in holy city of Amritsar is 1,205,321 (1.2 million).

Population of Amritsar in 2014
According to recent estimates, Population of Amritsar city was 1,190,940. Going by the data from Census of India, Population of Amritsar is increasing at a descent rate. The city has witnessed a growth of 17% in its total population between years 2001 to 2011.The city population was at 1,132,761 in year 2011 during the last Census of India.

What is the Population of Amritsar
Located closed to India - Pakistan border, the golden city of Amritsar is home to over 1,190,940 people in Punjab. Majority of the population in Amritsar follows Sikh religion. Amritsar is currently home to over 1.1 million people in India.

* Figures provided by Census of India