Sirsa district
Fields in Sirsa district
Fields in Sirsa district
Location in Haryana
Location in Haryana
CountryIndia
StateHaryana
HeadquartersSirsa
Tehsils1. Sirsa, 2. Dabwali, 3. Rania, 4. Ellenabad
Area
 • Total4,277 km2 (1,651 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,295,189
 • Density300/km2 (780/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy60.55%
 • Sex ratio897 (2011 census estimates)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, English
 • RegionalBagri
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH 9
Lok Sabha constituenciesSirsa (shared with Fatehabad district)
Vidhan Sabha constituencies5
Websitesirsa.nic.in

Sirsa district is the largest district of Haryana state by Area. Sirsa is the district headquarters. It is located on National Highway 9 and 250 kilometres (160 mi) from the capital Delhi. On 1 September 1975, Sirsa became a district by taking Sirsa and Dabwali tahsils from Hisar District. There are a total of 342 villages in Sirsa district.

Economy

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sirsa as one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the two districts in Haryana that used to receive funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901165,167—    
1911170,733+0.33%
1921173,476+0.16%
1931190,772+0.95%
1941213,522+1.13%
1951221,282+0.36%
1961370,665+5.29%
1971533,604+3.71%
1981707,068+2.85%
1991903,536+2.48%
20011,116,649+2.14%
20111,295,189+1.49%
source:[2]

According to the 2011 census Sirsa district has a population of 1,295,189,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Mauritius[4] or the US state of New Hampshire.[5] This gives it a ranking of 378th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 303 inhabitants per square kilometre (780/sq mi).[3] As of the 2011 census, its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.99%,[3] with a sex ratio of 897 females for every 1000 males[3] and a literacy rate of 70.9%. Scheduled Castes make up 29.91% of the population.[3]

Religion

Religion in Sirsa district (2011)[6]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
72.6%
Sikhism
26.2%
Islam
0.7%
Other or not stated
0.5%
Religion in Sirsa District (1941)[a]
Religion Population (1941)[7]: 58  Percentage (1941)
Hinduism [b] 98,161 45.78%
Islam 78,048 36.4%
Sikhism 36,657 17.1%
Christianity 420 0.2%
Others [c] 1,118 0.52%
Total Population 214,404 100%

Languages

Languages of Sirsa district (2011)[8]

  Punjabi (39.34%)
  Bagri (33.96%)
  Hindi (21.55%)
  Haryanvi (3.72%)
  Others (1.43%)

Hindi is the official language of the district with its Bagri and Haryanvi languages which are spoken by majority of the population. Punjabi is the additional official language.

Rank Language 1881[9] 1961[10] 1991[11] 2001[12] 2011 [13]
1 Punjabi 27.00% 29.40% 35.54% 33.42% 39.34%
2 Hindi 70.50% 65.34% 65.94% 60.66%
3 Urdu 0.02% 0.07% 0.47%
Hindustani 43.00%
Other 0.10% 0.10% 0.57% 1.36%

Notable people from Sirsa district

References

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901". Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Mauritius 1,303,717 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Hampshire 1,316,470
  6. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Haryana". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  7. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 20 July 2022.
  8. ^ "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Haryana". Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India..
  9. ^ Wilson, Sir James (5 March 1884). Final Report on the Revision of Settlement of the Sirsá District in the Punjáb. Calcutta Central Press Company. Retrieved 5 March 2019 – via Internet Archive.
  10. ^ "Sirsa Tehsil" (PDF). p. 37. Retrieved 12 March 2021.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2016. Retrieved 18 June 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 August 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2015.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Census of India Website: Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 22 October 2021.
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  17. ^ "Punjabi poet Dilbar passes away". Uniindia.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  18. ^ "Jaswinder Brar". khabridost.in. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
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  20. ^ "ਛੋਟੇ ਤੇ ਵੱਡੇ ਪਰਦੇ ਦੀ ਮਕਬੂਲ ਅਦਾਕਾਰਾ ਸਤਵੰਤ". 26 August 2011. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
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  24. ^ "Who is Savita Punia? Five things to know about India's unflappable hockey goalkeeper". Olympics. Retrieved 5 August 2021.
  1. ^ 1941 figures are for Sirsa Tehsil, which roughly matches present-day district borders. District was incorporated to take into account population increases during the post-independence era, which has resulted in various bifurcations of districts and tehsils across the historic Punjab Province region.
  2. ^ 1941 census: Including Ad-Dharmis
  3. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated

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