List of Districts in Punjab 2021

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List of Districts in Punjab 2021

 Punjab is a state in northern India. As of 2021, there are a total of 23 districts in Punjab

Punjab District List

#DistrictPopulation (2011)Area (km²)
1Amritsar2,490,6562,673
2Barnala5,955271,423
3Bathinda1,388,5253,355
4Faridkot617,5081,472
5Fatehgarh Sahib600,1631,180
6Fazilka1,180,4833113
7Firozpur825,6292,190
8Gurdaspur1,621,7252,610
9Hoshiarpur1,586,6253,397
10Jalandhar2,193,5902,625
11Kapurthala815,1681,646
12Ludhiana3,498,7393,744
13Mansa769,7512,174
14Malerkotla*429,754 837
15Moga995,7462,235
16Pathankot626,154929
17Patiala2,892,2823,175
18Rupnagar684,6271,400
19Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar994,6281,188
20Sangrur*1,203,1532,848
21Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar612,3101,283
22Sri Muktsar Sahib901,8962,596
23Tarn Taran1,119,6272,414

*Malerkotla  is the 23rd district in Punjab & carved out of Sangrur district on 14 May, 2021. 

Largest & Smallest District in Punjab by Area

Ludhiana district covering an area of 3744 km² is the largest district in Punjab. Pathankot District is the smallest district in Punjab with a total area of 929 km². After creation of Malerkotla district from Sangrur in May 2021, Malerkotla  with an approx area 837 km2 may become smallest district by area.

# By AreaDistrictArea
LargestLudhiana3744 km²
Smallest Pathankot 929 km2

 Source: Census 2011

Largest & Smallest District in Punjab by Population

Ludhiana District is the most populated district in Punjab. Its Population as per census 2011 is 35 Lakhs.  Barnala District with a population of 5.95 Lakhs is the least populated district in Punjab.

# by PopulationDistrictPopulation (Census 2011)
Most PopulatedLudhiana3,498,739
LeastBarnala595527
Highest and Lowest Population Density

Ludhiana ( 975 people per km) has the highest Population density in Punjab. Sri Muktsar Sahib District with a population density of 348 people per km is the lowest density district in Punjab.

# by DensityDistrictDensity (person/km)
HighestLudhiana975
LeastSri Muktsar Sahib348

Source: Census 2011

Punjab District with Highest & Lowest Literacy rate

Pathankot district has the highest literacy rate in Punjab. Its literacy rate is 85.40%. Mansa with a literacy rate of 85.40% is the least literate district in Punjab.
 
# by Literacy RateDistrictLiteracy Rate
Most LiteratePathankot85.40%
LeastMansa61.83%

Source: Census 2011

Punjab District with Highest & Lowest Male Female Ratio

Hoshiarpur district (961) has the highest Male-Female Sex ratio in Punjab.  Bathinda District (868) has the lowest male-female sex ratio in Punjab

# by Literacy RateDistrictSex ratio
HighestHoshiarpur961 females to 1000 males
LowestBathinda868 females to 1000 males

Source: Census 2011

Punjab Districts - Density | Literacy Rate | Sex Ratio

 

#DistrictDensitySex RatioLiteracy
1Amritsar93288976.27%
2Barnala41987667.82%
3Bathinda41486868.28%
4Faridkot42489069.55%
5Fatehgarh Sahib50887179.35%
6Fazilka37989868.46%
7Firozpur37789768.92%
8Gurdaspur62187474.50%
9Hoshiarpur46696184.59%
10Jalandhar83191582.48%
11Kapurthala50191279.07%
12Ludhiana97587382.20%
13Mansa35088361.83%
14Moga44489370.68%
15Pathankot67491685.40%
16Patiala59689175.28%
17Rupnagar48891582.19%
18Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar83087983.80%
19Sangrur44988567.99%
20Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar47995479.78%
21Sri Muktsar Sahib34889665.81%
22Tarn Taran46490067.81%

Source: Census 2011