Sangrur district

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Sangrur district
Location of Sangrur district
Coordinates: 30°14′N 75°50′E / 30.23°N 75.83°E / 30.23; 75.83Coordinates: 30°14′N 75°50′E / 30.23°N 75.83°E / 30.23; 75.83
Country India
StatePunjab
HeadquartersSangrur
Area
 • Total3,685 km2 (1,423 sq mi)
Elevation
232 m (761 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total1,654,408
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
148001
Telephone code01672
Websitesangrur.nic.in

Sangrur district is in the state of Punjab in northern India. Sangrur consists of the cities of Dhuri, Lehragaga, Malerkotla, Sangrur, and Sunam. Other cities are Ahmedgarh, Amargarh, Bhawanigarh, Dirba, Khanauri, Longowal and Moonak. There are 8 sub-divisions in sangrur district namely sangrur, malerkotla, dhuri, sunam, lehragaga, moonak, ahmedgarh and bhawanigarh. Earlier Barnala was part of Sangrur district, but now it is a separate district.

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Sangrur district[1]
Religion Percent
Sikhism
65.10%
Hinduism
23.53%
Islam
10.82%
Others
0.56%

According to the 2011 census Sangrur district had a population of 1,655,169 of which male and female were 878,029 and 777,140 respectively[2] roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau[3] or the US state of Idaho.[4] This gives it a ranking of 300st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 449 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,160/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.3%.[2] Sangrur has a sex ratio of 885 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 67.99%.[2]

Administrative sub-divisions[edit]

Sangrur district is further sub-divided into 7 sub-divisions/tehsils - Dhuri, Lehragaga, Malerkotla, Moonak, Sangrur and Sunam, Dirba.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sangrur District Population Census 2011-2019, Punjab literacy sex ratio and density". www.census2011.co.in.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Sangrur District Population 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-08.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Idaho 1,567,582

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