Malerkotla the 'CITY PEACEFUL'

            Malerkotla Headquarter of the Tehsil/Sub Division of the same name, Malerkotla is situated on the Ludhiana-Sangrur Road at a distance of North of Sangrur, The District Headquarter. It is also connected by road with Ludhiana (43 KM) Chandigarh (123 KM) Nabha (36 KM) Patiala (62 Km). It has a railway station on the Ludhiana-Jakhal railway line.

The town of Malerkotla was devided into two parts – Maler and Kotla. Maler has probably been named after Malher Singh who is said to have been ruling here. He is said to have constructed a Kaccha fort here which was called Malhergarh. It is also said that Malher (now Maler) was founded by Sadr-u-din in 1466 who was Sherwani afghan of Daraban. He was a very pious man. He left the Peer and settled at Bhumsi in the remains of the Malhergarh. Behlol Lodhi stayed here on way to Delhi and met Sadr-u-din and was so impressed with him that when he became the King of Delhi, he married his daughter Taj with Sadr-u-din along with 68 villages in dowry. Around the hut of Sadr-u-din he merged Basti. It was named Malher after the fort Malhergarh with later on came to be known as Maler.

The Kotla portion of Malerkotla was established by Bayazid Khan in 1656 in the south of Maler. It was a walled town with a number of gates. These gates were closed at night. The distance between Maler and Kotla has been linked by constructing Moti Bazar in 1901-02 by Nawab Ahmed Ali Khan. It was earlier named Kotla Maler and later on named Maler-Kotla.

Malerkotla town was capital of the erstwhile princely State of Malerkotla, prior to the formation of PEPSU on 1 September 1948 when it was made a tehsil of the Barnala District of PEPSU. Again in 1956, when PEPSU was merged with Punjab it was made a tehsil of Sangrur District and since then it has continued to be so.
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Location of Malerkotla in Punjab
Coordinates 30°31′00″N 75°53′00″E
 30.5167°N 75.8833°E
 30.5167; 75.8833
Country  India
District  Sangrur
State  Punjab
Population  107009 (2011)
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
• Elevation

 242 m (794 ft)
• Pincode
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 Pb-28, Pb-28A, Pb-28B,
 Pb-28C, Pb-28D, Pb-28E
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