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Location in Punjab, India
|Named for||Firoz Shah Tughlaq|
|• Total||5,305 km2 (2,048 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|No. of villages||639|
|Lok Sabha constituency||1|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||4|
|Major towns||Firozpur, Makhu, Talwandi Bhai, Guru Har Sahai, Zira, Mamdot, Firozpur Cantt, Mallanwalla Khas, Moodkee, Ghall Khurd|
Firozpur district is one of the twenty-two districts in the state of Punjab located in the North-West of the Republic of India. Firozpur district comprises an area of 5,305 km2 (2,048 sq miles). Prior to split of Firozpur district with the addition of Fazilka district, it comprised an area of 11,142 km2.
Firozpur is the capital city of the district. It is situated inside ten gates—Amritsari Gate, Wansi Gate, Makhu Gate, Zira Gate, Bagdadi Gate, Mori Gate, Delhi Gate, Magjani Gate, Multani Gate and Kasuri Gate.
According to the 2011 census the undivided Firozpur district had a population of 2,026,831. This gives it a ranking of 230th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 380 inhabitants per square kilometre (980/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 16.08%. Firozpur has a sex ratio of 893 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 69.8%. (This data is before the creation of Fazilka district)
The district is administratively into the following tehsils:
List of Sub-Tehsils of Firozpur
Blocks of district Firozpur
Vidhan Sabha Seats in Firozpur
- Population - Firozpur Online
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- "District Ferozepur". Retrieved 2007-10-18.