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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.
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.
The district's chief executive is the Deputy Commissioner. As of 2014[update] 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.
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.
- Eye on urban voter, Fazilka, Pathankot made districts
- "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 2016-06-12.