List of districts of Punjab, India

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Districts of Punjab along with their headquarters before the creation of the Fazilka district

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.

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 wild-life related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Punjab Forest Service and other Punjab Forest officials and Punjab Wild-Life officials.

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

22 Districts of Punjab State[edit]

  1. Jalandhar
  2. Amritsar
  3. Barnala
  4. Bathinda
  5. Faridkot
  6. Fatehgarh Sahib
  7. Fazilka
  8. Firozpur
  9. Gurdaspur
  10. Hoshiarpur
  11. Ludhiana
  12. Kapurthala
  13. Mansa
  14. Moga
  15. Mohali
  16. Rupnagar
  17. Muktsar Sahib
  18. Nawan Shahr
  19. Sangrur
  20. Patiala
  21. Pathankot
  22. Tarn Taran