Fatehgarh Sahib district

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

This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Fatehgarh Sahib.

district in Punjab, India
Fatehgarh Sahib District
district
Nickname(s): 

FGS
Coordinates:

30.38°N 76.23°E / 30.38; 76.23

Country  India
State Punjab
District Fatehgarh Sahib
Population

 (2011 census)
  Total 600,163
Languages

  Official Punjabi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration PB-23
Website www.fatehgarhsahib.nic.in

“Fatehgarh Sahib”. Sikhtourism. Retrieved 30 June 2008.

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]

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Religion in Fatehgarh Sahib District[4]
Religion Percent
Sikhism
71.23%
Hinduism
25.47%
Islam
2.80%
Christianity
0.28%
Others
0.21%

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%.[3]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1951 191,919     
1961 246,234 +2.52%
1971 305,407 +2.18%
1981 389,139 +2.45%
1991 455,312 +1.58%
2001 538,470 +1.69%
2011 600,163 +1.09%
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