Fatehgarh Sahib district

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Fatehgarh Sahib District
district
Nickname(s): 
FGS
Fatehgarh Sahib district
Location in Punjab
Coordinates: 30°23′N 76°14′E / 30.38°N 76.23°E / 30.38; 76.23Coordinates: 30°23′N 76°14′E / 30.38°N 76.23°E / 30.38; 76.23
Country India
StatePunjab
DistrictFatehgarh Sahib
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total600,163
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationPB-23
Websitewww.fatehgarhsahib.nic.in
"Fatehgarh Sahib". Sikhtourism. Retrieved 30 June 2008.

Fatehgarh Sahib district is one of the twenty-three districts of the state of Punjab, India, with its headquarters in the city of Fatehgarh Sahib.

The district came into existence on 13 April 1992, Baisakhi Day and derives its name from Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the youngest son of 10th Guru Gobind Singh, who along with his brother was bricked-up alive on the orders of Suba Sirhind, Wazir Khan in 1704,[1] and which is now the site of the 'Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib'.[2]

As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Barnala.[3]

Important cities and towns[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Fatehgarh Sahib District[4]
Religion Percent
Sikhism
71.23%
Hinduism
25.47%
Islam
2.80%
Christianity
0.28%
Others
0.21%

According to the 2011 census Fatehgarh Sahib district has a population of 600,163[3] This gives it a ranking of 525th in India (out of a total of 640).[3]

The district has a population density of 508 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,320/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.39%.[3] Fatehgarh Sahib has a sex ratio of 871 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 80.3%.[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1951191,919—    
1961246,234+2.52%
1971305,407+2.18%
1981389,139+2.45%
1991455,312+1.58%
2001538,470+1.69%
2011600,163+1.09%
source:[5]

Languages of Fatehgarh Sahib (First Language) (2011)[6][7]

  Punjabi (89.92%)
  Hindi (9.15%)
  Others (0.93%)

Politics[edit]

No. Constituency Name of MLA Party Bench
54 Bassi Pathana (SC) Rupinder Singh Aam Aadmi Party Government
55 Fatehgarh Sahib Lakhbir Singh Rai Aam Aadmi Party Government
56 Amloh Gurinder Singh Garry Aam Aadmi Party Government

Notable individuals[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Events-Wazir Khan". Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  2. ^ "Fatehgarh Sahib". Sikhtourism. Retrieved 30 June 2008.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Fatehgarh Sahib District Population Census 2011-2021, Punjab literacy sex ratio and density".
  5. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  6. ^ "Language – India, States and Union Territories" (PDF). Census of India 2011. Office of the Registrar General. pp. 13–14. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  7. ^ "C-16 Population By Mother Tongue - Punjab". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 16 March 2020.

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