Fatehgarh Sahib district
Aam Khas Bagh, Fatehgarh Sahib
Nickname: 
FGS
Location in Punjab
Location in Punjab
Fatehgarh Sahib district
Coordinates: 30°23′N 76°14′E / 30.38°N 76.23°E / 30.38; 76.23Coordinates: 30°23′N 76°14′E / 30.38°N 76.23°E / 30.38; 76.23
Country India
StatePunjab
HeadquartersFatehgarh Sahib
Population
 (2011 census)
 • Total600,163
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationPB-23
Websitefatehgarhsahib.nic.in
"Fatehgarh Sahib". Sikhtourism. Retrieved 30 June 2008.

Fatehgarh Sahib district is one of the twenty-three districts of the state of Punjab, India, with its headquarters in the town of Fatehgarh Sahib.

The district came into existence on 13 April 1992, Baisakhi Day and derives its name from Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the youngest son of 10th Guru Gobind Singh, who along with his brother was bricked-up alive on the orders of Suba Sirhind, Wazir Khan in 1704,[1] and which is now the site of the 'Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib'.[2]

As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Barnala.[3]

Important cities and towns

Demographics

Religion in Fatehgarh Sahib district (2011)[4]
Religion Percent
Sikhism
71.23%
Hinduism
25.47%
Islam
2.80%
Others
0.49%

According to the 2011 census Fatehgarh Sahib district has a population of 600,163.[3] This gives it a ranking of 525th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 508 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,320/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.39%.[3] Fatehgarh Sahib has a sex ratio of 871 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 80.3%. Scheduled Castes made up 32.07% of the population.[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1951191,919—    
1961246,234+2.52%
1971305,407+2.18%
1981389,139+2.45%
1991455,312+1.58%
2001538,470+1.69%
2011600,163+1.09%
source:[5]

Languages of Fatehgarh Sahib district (2011)[6]

  Punjabi (89.92%)
  Hindi (9.15%)
  Others (0.93%)

At the time of the 2011 census, 89.92% of the population spoke Punjabi and 9.15% Hindi as their first language.[6]

Politics

No. Constituency Name of MLA Party Bench
54 Bassi Pathana (SC) Rupinder Singh Aam Aadmi Party Government
55 Fatehgarh Sahib Lakhbir Singh Rai Aam Aadmi Party Government
56 Amloh Gurinder Singh Garry Aam Aadmi Party Government

Notable individuals

References