Fazilka district

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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Fazilka.
Fazilka
ਫ਼ਾਜ਼ਿਲਕਾ ਜ਼ਿਲਾ
District
Location of Fazilka
Coordinates: 30°24′11″N 74°01′30″E / 30.403°N 74.025°E / 30.403; 74.025Coordinates: 30°24′11″N 74°01′30″E / 30.403°N 74.025°E / 30.403; 74.025
Country  India
State Punjab
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Districts of Punjab along with their headquarters before the creation of Fazilka district. Fazilka was part of the Firozpur district.

Fazilka district is one of new and 22 districts in the state of Punjab in North-West Republic of India. It has 314 revenue villages.

The district headquarters of Fazilka District is in Fazilka City, and Abohar is district's largest city.

History[edit]

On 27 July 2011, the Government of Punjab created two new districts: Fazilka district by partition of Firozpur district, and Pathankot district by partition of Gurdaspur district.[1]

Location[edit]

It is located next to the border with Pakistan, the border being to its west. It has the district of Firozpur to its north, Sri Muktsar Sahib to its east and Rajasthan to the south and Pakistan to its west.

Geography[edit]

It has extreme climate, with the summers being very hot and the winters being very cold. The River Sutlej runs through the district and moves over to the Pakistan side through the Indo-Pakistani border.

Administration[edit]

The district's chief executive is the Deputy Commissioner. As of 2014 the office was held by Mr. Manjeet Brar, IAS.

The district is administratively subdivided into three tehsils:

Abohar is the largest city in Fazilka district.

Demographics[edit]

In the 1961 Census of India, 60.2% of the Fazilka tehsil of Firozpur district registered their language as Hindi and only 39.4% registered it as Punjabi.

Rank Language 1961 census[2]
1 Hindi 60.2%
2 Punjabi 39.4%
3 Other 0.4%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eye on urban voter, Fazilka, Pathankot made districts
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-12.