Panchkula district

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Panchkula district
पंचकुला़ जिला
ਪੰਚਕੁਲਾ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ
District of Haryana
Location of Panchkula district in Haryana
Location of Panchkula district in Haryana
Country India
State Haryana
Headquarters Panchkula
Tehsils 1. Panchkula, 2. Kalka
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Ambala (shared with Ambala and Yamuna Nagar districts)
 • Assembly seats 2
Area
 • Total 816 km2 (315 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 5,58,890
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 74.00
 • Sex ratio 823
Website Official website

Panchkula district (Hindi: पंचकुला़ जिला; Punjabi: ਪੰਚਕੂਲਾ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ) was formed as the 17th district of Haryana state in India on 15 August 1995. It comprises two sub divisions and two tehsils: Panchkula and Kalka. It has 264 villages out of which twelve are un-inhabited and ten wholly merged with towns or treated as census towns according to the 1991 census. There are five towns in the district: Barwala, Kalka, Panchkula, Pinjore and Raipur Rani. The total population of the district is 319,398 out of which 173,557 are males and 145,841 are females.

As of the 2011 Census of India, it was the least populous district of Haryana out of 21.[1]

Panchkula city is the headquarters of this district. Chandimandir Cantonment is located in this district, adjoining the Panchkula Urban Estate.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Panchkula district had a population of 558,890,[1] roughly equal to the Solomon Islands[2] or the US state of Wyoming.[3] This ranked it 537th in India out of a total of 640 districts.[1] The district has a population density of 622 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,610/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.32%.[1] Panchkula has a sex ratio of 870 females for every 1,000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 83.4%.[1] Punjabi and Hindi are the dominant languages of Panchkula District.

Religion in Panchkula district[4]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
87.42%
Sikhism
  
7.30%
Islam
  
4.18%
Christianity
  
0.46%
Jainism
  
0.29%
Others
  
0.35%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Wyoming 563,626 
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/census/district/208-panchkula.html

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Coordinates: 30°41′24″N 76°51′36″E / 30.69000°N 76.86000°E / 30.69000; 76.86000