Panchkula district

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Panchkula district
पंचकुला़ जिला
ਪੰਚਕੁਲਾ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ
District of Haryana
Location of Panchkula district in Haryana
Location of Panchkula district in Haryana
Country India
State Haryana
Headquarters Panchkula
Tehsils 1. Panchkula, 2. Kalka
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Ambala (shared with Ambala and Yamuna Nagar districts)
 • Assembly seats 2
 • Total 816 km2 (315 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,58,890
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Literacy 74.00
 • Sex ratio 823
Website Official website

Panchkula district (Hindi: पंचकुला़ जिला; Punjabi: ਪੰਚਕੂਲਾ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ) was formed as the 17th district of Haryana state in India. As formed 15 August 1995, it comprises two sub divisions and two Tehsils named Panchkula and Kalka. It has 264 villages out of which 12 villages are un-inhabited and 10 villages wholly merged in towns or treated as census towns according to census 1991. There are five towns in the district named Barwala, Kalka, Panchkula, Pinjore and Raipur Rani. Total population of the district is 319398 out of which 173557 are males and 145841 are females.

As of 2011 it is the least populous district of Haryana (out of 21).[1]

Panchkula city is the headquarters of this district. Chandimandir Cantonment is located in this district, adjoining the Panchkula Urban Estate.


According to the 2011 census Panchkula district has a population of 558,890,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[2] or the US state of Wyoming.[3] This gives it a ranking of 537th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 622 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,610/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.32%.[1] Panchkula has a sex ratio of 870 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 83.4%.[1] Punjabi & Hindi are the dominant languages of Panchkula District.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Wyoming 563,626 

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Coordinates: 30°41′24″N 76°51′36″E / 30.69000°N 76.86000°E / 30.69000; 76.86000