List of districts of Punjab, India

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All the 22 districts of Punjab along with their headquarters as of 2016.

A district of the Punjab state of India 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 Punjab Civil Service and other state services.


A Senior Superintendent of Police, an officer who belongs 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 Punjab Police Service and other Punjab Police officials.

A Division Forest Officer, 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 Punjab Forest Service and other Punjab Forest officials and Punjab Wild-Life officials.

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


Code[1] District Headquarters Population (2011) Area (km²) Density (/km²) Official website
AM Amritsar Amritsar 2,490,891 2,673 932
BA Bathinda Bathinda 1,388,859 3,355 414 BA Barnala Barnala 1,388,859 3,355 414
FI Firozpur Firozpur 2,026,831 5,334 380
FR Faridkot Faridkot 618,008 1,472 424
FT Fatehgarh Sahib Fatehgarh Sahib 599,814 1,180 508
FA Fazilka[2] Fazilka  — -  —
GU Gurdaspur Gurdaspur 2,299,026 3,542 649
HO Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur 1,582,793 3,397 466
JA Jalandhar Jalandhar 2,181,753 2,625 831
KA Kapurthala Kapurthala 817,668 1,646 501
LU Ludhiana Ludhiana 3,487,882 3,744 975
MA Mansa Mansa 768,808 2,174 350
MO Moga Moga 992,289 2,235 444
MU Sri Muktsar Sahib Sri Muktsar Sahib 902,702 2,596 348
PA Pathankot Pathankot 1,998,464 398
PA Patiala Patiala 2,892,282 3,175 596
RU Rupnagar Rupnagar 683,349 1,400 488
SAS Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar Ajitgarh 986,147 1,188 830
SA Sangrur Sangrur 1,654,408 3,685 449
PB Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar Nawanshahr 614,362 1,283 479
TT Tarn Taran Tarn Taran Sahib 1,120,070 2,414 464


  1. ^ "NIC Policy on format of e-mail Address: Appendix (2): Districts Abbreviations as per ISO 3166–2" (PDF). Ministry Of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. 2004-08-18. pp. 5–10. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  2. ^ Fazilka district was formed in 2011, no data in census 2011 on this district

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