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
State Punjab
Region Majha
Named for The boat that takes one across (the ocean of existence)
Headquarters Tarn Taran Sahib
 • Administrator of District Harmesh Singh Pabla
 • Total 2,414 km2 (932 sq mi)
Population (2011)‡[›]
 • Total 1,120,070
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Literacy 69.4%
Website tarntaran.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 in North-West Republic of 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:


According to the 2011 census Tarn Taran district has a population of 1,120,070 out of which more than 93% people are Sikhs.[1] The population of the district is roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[2] or the US state of Rhode Island.[3] This gives it a ranking of 413th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 464 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.28%.[1] Tarn Taran has a sex ratio of 898 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 69.4%.[1]

Religion in Tarn Taran District[4]
Religion Percent

Notable Persons[edit]

Deepak Dhawan

Nizam Lohar, 19th century heroic rebel of the Punjab

Mohan Singh Tur, former Jathedar of Akal Takht, Amritsar and Member of Lok Sabha.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Cyprus 1,120,489, July 2011 est.
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/religion/district/603-tarn-taran.html