Firozpur district

Coordinates: 30°56′24″N 74°37′12″E / 30.94000°N 74.62000°E / 30.94000; 74.62000
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Firozpur district
Firojpur district
Memorial gurudwara for Battle of Saragarhi in Firozpur
Memorial gurudwara for Battle of Saragarhi in Firozpur
Location in Punjab
Location in Punjab
Coordinates: 30°56′24″N 74°37′12″E / 30.94000°N 74.62000°E / 30.94000; 74.62000
Country India
Founded byFiroz Singh Pur
Named forFiroz Singh Pur
 • Total2,406.84 km2 (929.29 sq mi)
 • Rank230th
 • Total1,001,931
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationPB 05
No. of villages639
Lok Sabha constituency1
Vidhan Sabha constituency4

Firozpur district, also known as Ferozepur district, is one of the twenty-three districts in the state of Punjab, India. Firozpur district comprises an area of 2,190 km2 (850 sq mi).

Firozpur (Ferozepur) 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 2,029,074.[1] 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).[2]

After bifurcation of Fazilika district, the residual district has a population of 1,001,931. Scheduled Castes made up 42.85% of the population.[3]


Religion in Firozpur district (2011)[4][a]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated
Religion in Undivided Firozpur District [b]
Religion Population (1941)[5]: 42  Percentage (1941) Population (2001)[4] Percentage (2001)
Islam Star and Crescent.svg 641,448 45.07% 6,844 0.34%
Sikhism Khanda.svg 479,486 33.69% 1,090,815 53.76%
Hinduism Om.svg[c] 287,733 20.22% 906,408 44.67%
Christianity Christian cross.svg 11,031 0.78% 19,358 0.95%
Others [d] 3,378 0.24% 5,649 0.28%
Total Population 1,423,076 100% 2,029,074 100%


Languages of Firozpur district (2011)[6][e]

  Punjabi (93.01%)
  Rajasthani (5.67%)
  Others (1.32%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 93.01% of the population spoke Punjabi and 5.67% Rajasthani as their first language.[6]


No. Constituency Name of MLA Party Bench
75 Zira Naresh Kataria Aam Aadmi Party Government
76 Firozpur City Ranveer Singh Bhullar Aam Aadmi Party Government
77 Firozpur Rural (SC) Rajnish Dahiya Aam Aadmi Party Government
78 Guru Har Sahai Fauja Singh Srari Aam Aadmi Party Government


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

List of Sub-Tehsils of Firozpur

Blocks of district Firozpur

Vidhan Sabha Seats in Firozpur


  1. ^ Since Jalalabad tehsil was divided, the religion figures assume religious figure demographics in rural areas are the same in Guruharsahai tehsil as Jalalabad tehsil. To this we add religious figures for Guruharsahai town and Firozpur and Zira tehsils.
  2. ^ Historic district borders may not be an exact match in the present-day due to various bifurcations to district borders — which since created new districts — throughout the historic Punjab Province region during the post-independence era that have taken into account population increases.
  3. ^ 1941 census: Including Ad-Dharmis
  4. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated
  5. ^ Similar process to religion above


  1. ^ a b Population - Firozpur Online
  2. ^ "District Census Hand Book – Firozpur" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  3. ^ "Demography | District Ferozepur, Government of Punjab | India". Retrieved 19 October 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Table C-01 Population by Religious Community: Punjab". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Punjab". Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.

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