This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Panchkula
Panchkula district (Hindi: पंचकुला़ जिला) 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).
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, roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands or the US state of Wyoming. This gives it a ranking of 537th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 622 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,610 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.32%. Panchkula has a sex ratio of 870 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 83.4%. Hindi & Punjabi are dominant languages.
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Coordinates: 30°41′24″N 76°51′36″E / 30.69000°N 76.86000°E