Firozpur district

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Firozpur district
ਫ਼ਿਰੋਜ਼ਪੁਰ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ
District
Located in the northwest part of the state
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 30°56′24″N 74°37′12″E / 30.94000°N 74.62000°E / 30.94000; 74.62000Coordinates: 30°56′24″N 74°37′12″E / 30.94000°N 74.62000°E / 30.94000; 74.62000
Country  India
State Punjab
Named for Firoz Shah Tughlaq
Headquarters Firozpur
Area
 • Total 5,305 km2 (2,048 sq mi)
Population (2011)‡[›]
 • Total 2,029,074
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Literacy 69.80%
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
Website www.ferozepur.nic.in

Firozpur district (Punjabi: ਫ਼ਿਰੋਜ਼ਪੁਰ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ) 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.[citation needed]

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.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census the undivided Firozpur district had a population of 2,026,831.[1][2] This gives it a ranking of 230th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 380 inhabitants per square kilometre (980/sq mi).[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 16.08%.[2] Firozpur has a sex ratio of 893 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 69.8%.[2] (This data is before the creation of Fazilka district)

Religion in Firozpur district[3]
Religion Percent
Sikhism
  
53.76%
Hinduism
  
44.67%
Christianity
  
0.95%
Islam
  
0.34%
Others
  
0.28%

Administration[edit]

The district is administratively into the following tehsils:[1]

List of Sub-Tehsils of Firozpur

Blocks of district Firozpur

Vidhan Sabha Seats in Firozpur

References[edit]

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