Districts list of Punjab. Its Headquarters, Population, Growth, Literacy and Sex Ratio.

Punjab is an Indian State located in the Northern region of India. Punjab State is established on 1-Nov-1966. Chandigarh is a union territory and serves as the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana. Punjab is bounded on the west by Pakistan, on the north by Jammu and Kashmir, on the northeast by Himachal Pradesh and on the south by Haryana and Rajasthan.

The population of Punjab state is 27,743,338 (2011 census) and density of Punjab is 551 per sq km. it is spread over 50,362 Sq Km and divided into 22 districts, that is Amritsar, Barnala, Bathinda, Fazilka, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Firozpur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Mansa, Moga, Mohali, Muktsar, Pathankot, Patiala, Rupnagar, Sangrur, Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar, Tarn Taran.

The name Punjab is made of two words Punj (Five) + Aab (Water) i.e. land of five rivers. These five rivers of Punjab are Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab, and Jhelum. Only Sutlej, Ravi and Beas rivers flow in today's Punjab. The other two rivers are now in the state of Punjab, situated in Pakistan.


List of Districts in Punjab

Sl. No. District District HQ Population (2011) Growth Sex Ratio Literacy Area (km2) Density (/km2)
01 Amritsar Amritsar 2,490,656 0.00% 889 76.27 2,673 932
02 Barnala Barnala 595,527 0.00% 876 67.82 1,423 419
03 Bathinda Bathinda 1,388,525 0.00% 868 68.28 3,355 414
04 Fazilka Fazilka --- --- --- --- --- ---
05 Faridkot Faridkot 617,508 0.00% 890 69.55 1,472 424
06 Fatehgarh Sahib Fatehgarh Sahib 600,163 0.00% 871 79.35 1,180 508
07 Firozpur Firozpur 2,029,074 0.00% 893 68.92 5,334 380
08 Gurdaspur Gurdaspur 2,298,323 0.00% 895 79.95 3,542 649
09 Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur 1,586,625 0.00% 961 84.59 3,397 466
10 Jalandhar Jalandhar 2,193,590 0.00% 915 82.48 2,625 831
11 Kapurthala Kapurthala 815,168 0.00% 912 79.07 1,646 501
12 Ludhiana Ludhiana 3,498,739 0.00% 873 82.2 3,744 975
13 Mansa Mansa 769,751 0.00% 883 61.83 2,174 350
14 Moga Moga 995,746 0.00% 893 70.68 2,235 444
15 Mohali Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar (Mohali) 994,628 0.00% 879 83.8 1,188 830
16 Muktsar Sri Muktsar Sahib 901,896 0.00% 896 65.81 2,596 348
17 Pathankot Pathankot --- --- --- --- --- ---
18 Patiala Patiala 1,895,686 0.00% 891 75.28 3,175 596
19 Rupnagar Rupnagar 684,627 0.00% 915 82.19 1,400 488
20 Sangrur Sangrur 1,655,169 0.00% 885 67.99 3,685 449
21 Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar Nawanshahr 612,310 0.00% 954 79.78 1,283 479
22 Tarn Taran Tarn Taran Sahib 1,119,627 0.00% 900 67.81 2,414 464
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