Sangrur district

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Sangrur district
Sangrur
district
Punjab
Sangrur district
Sangrur district
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°14′N 75°50′E / 30.23°N 75.83°E / 30.23; 75.83Coordinates: 30°14′N 75°50′E / 30.23°N 75.83°E / 30.23; 75.83
Country  India
State Punjab
District Sangrur district
Area
 • Total 3,685 km2 (1,423 sq mi)
Elevation 232 m (761 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,654,408
 • Density 450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 148001
Telephone code 01672
Website sangrur.nic.in

Sangrur district (Punjabi: ਸਂਗਰੂਰ ਜ਼ਿਲਾ) is in the state of Punjab in North-West Republic of India. Earlier Barnala was part of Sangrur district, but now Barnala is a separate district. Sangrur consists of the cities of Dhuri, Lehragaga, Malerkotla, Sangrur, and Sunam. Other cities are Ahmedgarh, Amargarh, Bhawanigarh, Dirba, Khanauri, Longowal and Moonak.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Sangrur district had a population of 1,655,169 of which male and female were 878,029 and 777,140 respectively[1] roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau[2] or the US state of Idaho.[3] This gives it a ranking of 300st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 449 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,160 /sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.3%.[1] Sangrur has a sex ratio of 885 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 67.99%.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Sangrur District Population 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-08. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est." 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Idaho 1,567,582" 

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Administrative Sub-divisions[edit]

Sangrur district is further sub-divided into 6 sub-divisions/tehsils - Dhuri, Lehragaga, Malerkotla, Moonak, Sangrur and Sunam.