Panipat district

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Panipat district
पानीपत जिला
District of Haryana
Location of Panipat district in Haryana
Location of Panipat district in Haryana
Country India
State Haryana
Administrative division Rohtak Division
Headquarters Panipat
Tehsils 1.Panipat, 2.Samalkha, 3.Israna
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Karnal (shared with Karnal district)
 • Assembly seats 1.Panipat Rural, 2.Panipat City, 3.Israna, 4.Samalkha
Area
 • Total 1,268 km2 (490 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total

1,605,765

  • Male = 646,857
  • Female = 558,580
 • Urban 555,085
Demographics
 • Literacy

75.94%

  • Male = 83.71%
  • Female = 67.00%
 • Sex ratio 864
Major highways NH1, SH14, SH16
Website Official website

Panipat district About this sound pronunciation  (Hindi: पानीपत जिला) is one of the 21 districts of Haryana in north India. The historical town of Panipat is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district occupies an area of 1268 km², making it the 19th largest in the state with Gurgaon and Panchkula following it.

History[edit]

Panipat district was carved out from the erstwhile Karnal district on 1 November 1989. On 24 July 1991 it was again merged with Karnal district. On 1 January 1992 it again became a separate district.

Divisions[edit]

The district is divided into two sub-divisions:

These sub-divisions are further divided into three tehsils:

There are four Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district:

  • Panipat Rural
  • Panipat City
  • Israna
  • Samalkha

Panipat district is a part of the Karnal Lok Sabha constituency.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Panipat district has a population of 1,205,437,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Bahrain[2] or the US state of New Hampshire.[3] This gives it a ranking of 396th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 951 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,460/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 24.60%.[1] Panipat has a sex ratio of 864 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 75.94%.

Religion in Panipat district[4]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
89.92%
Islam
  
7.19%
Sikhism
  
2.08%
Jainism
  
0.39%
Christianity
  
0.19%
Others
  
0.24%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Bahrain 1,214,705 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Hampshire 1,316,470 
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/census/district/214-panipat.html

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