List of districts of Haryana

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The state of Haryana is in northern India.

Haryana, with 21 districts, is a state in the northern region of India and is the nation's seventeenth most populous.[1] The state borders with Punjab and Himachal Pradesh to the north and Rajasthan to the west and south. The river Yamuna defines its eastern border with Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Haryana also surrounds Delhi on three sides, forming the northern, western and southern borders of Delhi. Consequently, a large area of Haryana is included in the National Capital Region.[2]


On 1 November 1966 Haryana emerged as a separate state with seven districts, according to the partition plan of the then East Punjab. The partition was based on the linguistic demographics and was held after the recommendation of Sardar Hukam Singh—the then Speaker of the Lok Sabha—Parliamentary Committee.[3] A further 14 districts were added later by re-organizing the erstwhile districts.


A district of Haryana state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officers belonging to Haryana Civil Service and other state services.

A Superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to the Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Haryana Police Service and other Haryana Police officials.

A Deputy Conservator of Forests, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service is responsible for managing the Forests, environment and wild-life related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Haryana Forest Service and other Haryana Forest officials and Haryana Wild-Life officials.

Sectoral development is looked after by the district head of each development department such as PWD, Health, Education, Agriculture, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to the various State Services.


Government of Haryana has divided Haryana state in the following 21 districts:

District Code[4][5] Headquarters Established Area (in km²) Population (As of 2012)[6] Map
Ambala AM Ambala 1 November 1966 1,574 1,136,784 HaryanaAmbala.png
Bhiwani BH Bhiwani 22 December 1972 4,778 1,629,109 HaryanaBhiwani.png
Faridabad FR Faridabad 2 August 1979 1,792 1,798,954 HaryanaFaridabad.png
Fatehabad FT Fatehabad 15 July 1997 2,538 941,522 HaryanaFatehabad.png
Gurgaon GU Gurgaon 1 November 1966 1,253 1,514,085 HaryanaGurgaon.png
Hisar HI Hisar 1 November 1966 3,983 1,742,815 HaryanaHisar.png
Jhajjar JH Jhajjar 15 July 1997 1,834 956,907 HaryanaJhajjar.png
Jind JIjind Jind 1 November 1966 2,702 1,332,042 HaryanaJind.png
Kaithal KT Kaithal 1 November 1989 2,317 1,072,861 HaryanaKaithal1.png
Karnal KR Karnal 1 November 1966 2,520 1,506,323 HaryanaKarnal.png
Kurukshetra KU Kurukshetra 23 January 1973 1,530 964,231 HaryanaKurukshetra.png
Mahendragarh MH Narnaul 1 November 1966 1,859 921,680 HaryanaMahendragarh.png
Mewat MW Nuh 4 April 2005 1,874 1,089,406 HaryanaMewat1.png
Palwal PL Palwal 13 August 2008 1,359 1,040,493 HaryanaPalwal.png
Panchkula PK Panchkula 15 August 1995 898 558,890 HaryanaPanchkula.png
Panipat PP Panipat 1 November 1987 1,268 1,202,811 HaryanaPanipat.png
Rewari RE Rewari 1 November 1989 1,582 896,129 HaryanaRewari.png
Rohtak RO Rohtak 1 November 1966 1,745 1,058,683 HaryanaRohtak.png
Sirsa SI Sirsa 26 August 1975 4,277 1,295,114 HaryanaSirsa.png
Sonipat SO Sonipat 22 December 1972 2,122 1,480,080 HaryanaSonipat.png
Yamuna Nagar YN Yamunanagar 1 November 1989 1,768 1,214,162 HaryanaYamunaNagar.png



  1. ^ "Size, Growth Rate and Distribution of Population – Ranking of States and Union Territories by population: 2001 and 2011" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs – Office of the Register General & Census Commissioner. p. 47. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  2. ^ "Haryana". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Khanna, C. L. (2008). Haryana General Knowledge. Delhi: Upkar Prakashan. pp. 10–11. ISBN 81-7482-383-2. 
  4. ^ "Districts of India". Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "NIC Policy on format of e-mail Address" (PDF). National Informatics Center. Retrieved July 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ "District-wise Population of Haryana" (DOC). Ministry of Home Affairs – Office of the Register General & Census Commissioner. Retrieved 18 July 2011.