List of districts in Punjab, India

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A map of 22 districts of Punjab along with their headquarters as of 2016.

A district of the Punjab state of India is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a deputy commissioner or district magistrate, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officers belonging to Punjab Civil Service and other state services. As of May 18, 2021, there are 23 districts in Punjab, when the 23rd district of Malerkotla was formed.[1]

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A senior superintendent of police, an officer who belongs to the Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Punjab Police Service and other Punjab Police officials.

A division forest officer, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service is responsible for managing the forests, environment, and other wildlife-related issues in the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Punjab Forest Service and other Punjab forestry officials and Punjab wildlife officials.

Sectoral development is looked after by the district head of each development department such as Irrigation, PWD, Agriculture, Health, Education, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to various State Services.

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Code[2] District Headquarters Population (2011) Area (km²)[3] Density (/km²) Official website
AM Amritsar Amritsar 2,490,891 2,647 932
BA Barnala Barnala 596,294 1,410 419 Archived 2018-06-10 at the Wayback Machine
BA Bathinda Bathinda 1,388,859 3,385 414
FR Faridkot Faridkot 618,008 1,469 424
FT Fatehgarh Sahib Fatehgarh Sahib 599,814 1,180 508
FI Firozpur Firozpur 2,026,831 2,190 380
FA Fazilka[4] Fazilka 1,180,483 3,113 379
GU Gurdaspur Gurdaspur 2,299,026 2,635 649
HO Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur 1,582,793 3,365 466 Archived 2021-01-27 at the Wayback Machine
JA Jalandhar Jalandhar 2,181,753 2,632 831
KA Kapurthala Kapurthala 817,668 1,632 501 Archived 2010-08-19 at the Wayback Machine
LU Ludhiana Ludhiana 3,487,882 3,767 975
MA Mansa Mansa 768,808 2,171 350
ML Malerkotla Malerkotla 452,016 837 540
MO Moga Moga 992,289 2,216 444
MU Sri Muktsar Sahib Sri Muktsar Sahib 902,702 2,615 348
PA Pathankot Pathankot 676,598 929 728
PA Patiala Patiala 1,892,282 3,218 596
RU Rupnagar Rupnagar 683,349 1,369 488
SAS Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar Ajitgarh 986,147 1,093 830 Archived 2019-08-10 at the Wayback Machine
SA Sangrur Sangrur 1,654,408 3,610 449
PB Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar Nawanshahr 614,362 1,267 478
TT Tarn Taran Tarn Taran Sahib 1,120,070 2,449 464

References[change | change source]

  1. "Punjab gets its 23rd district, Malerkotla". The Indian Express. 18 May 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  2. "NIC Policy on format of e-mail Address: Appendix (2): Districts Abbreviations as per ISO 3166–2" (PDF). Ministry Of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. 2004-08-18. pp. 5–10. Archived from the original (PDFi) on 2008-09-11. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  3. "Districts of Punjab - Area". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  4. Fazilka district was formed in 2011, no data in census 2011 on this district