Tarn Taran district

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Tarn Taran district
Located in the western side of the state
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°27′36″N 74°55′48″E / 31.46000°N 74.93000°E / 31.46000; 74.93000Coordinates: 31°27′36″N 74°55′48″E / 31.46000°N 74.93000°E / 31.46000; 74.93000
Country India
StatePunjab
RegionMajha
Named forThe boat that takes one across (the ocean of existence)
HeadquartersTarn Taran Sahib
Government
 • Administrator of DistrictHarmesh Singh Pabla
Area
 • Total2,414 km2 (932 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)‡[›]
 • Total1,120,070
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Literacy69.4%
Websitetarntaran.gov.in
Tarn Taran district showing tehsils along with their headquarters, and surrounding districts.

Tarn Taran district is one of the districts in the Majha region of Punjab, India. The main cities are Tarn Taran Sahib and Patti. The City of Taran Taran is a holy place for Sikhs.

Tarn Taran district was formed in 2006 from Amritsar District. The declaration to this effect was made by Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab, during the celebrations marking the martyrdom day of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji. With this, it became the 19th district of Punjab. It has three tehsils, which are Patti, Khadur Sahib and Tarn Taran. The District Headquarters is headed by the Deputy Commissioner, along with a Senior Superintendent of Police, the Additional District and Sessions Judge, the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Civil Surgeon, district Education Officer, Improvement Trust and a Municipal Council.

Towns and villages[edit]

The villages and towns of Tarn Taran District include:

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Tarn Taran district has a population of 1,120,070 out of which more than 93% people are Sikhs.[citation needed] The population of the district is roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[1] or the US state of Rhode Island.[2] This gives it a ranking of 413th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 464 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.28%. Tarn Taran has a sex ratio of 898 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 69.4%.[citation needed]

Religion in Tarn Taran District[citation needed]
Religion Percent
Sikhism
93.33%
Hinduism
5.40%
Christianity
0.54%
Islam
0.34%
Others
0.07%

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Cyprus 1,120,489, July 2011 est.
  2. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Rhode Island 1,052,567