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.

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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.

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ a b Cite error: The named reference censusdist2011 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Fazilka district was formed in 2011, no data in census 2011 on this district

External links[edit]

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