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Faridkot district is one of the 22 districts in the state of Punjab, India with Faridkot city as the district headquarters. Faridkot District was a part of the erstwhile Ferozepur Division but in the year 1996, Faridkot Division was established with a Divisional headquarter at Faridkot which includes Faridkot, Bathinda and Mansa districts

Faridkot district
India - Punjab - Faridkot.svg
CountryIndia
StatePunjab
HeadquartersFaridkot
Founded byRaja Mokalsi
Named forSheikh Fariduddin Ganjshakar
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerMalwinder Singh Jaggi , IAS
Area
 • Total1,458 km2 (563 sq mi)
Elevation
196 m (643 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total617,508
 • Rank17
 • Density424/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Faridkotian, Faridkotiya
Languages
 • OfficialPunjabi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
151203
Telephone code+91-1639
Sex ratio1000/890 /
Literacy69.60%
Websitewww.faridkot.nic.in

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EtymologyEdit

The district is named after its headquarters, Faridkot city, which in turn is named in the honor of Baba Farid, who was a Sufi saint and a Muslim missionary. The town of Faridkot was founded during the 13th century as Mokalhar by Raja Mokalsi, the grandson of Rai Munj, a Bhatti Chief of Bhatnair, Rajasthan. According to a popular folklore, the Raja renamed Mokalhar to Faridkot after Baba Farid paid a visit to the town. It remained the capital during the reign of Mokalsi’s son Jairsi and Wairsi.

HistoryEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1951182,145—    
1961244,718+3.00%
1971293,475+1.83%
1981370,556+2.36%
1991455,005+2.07%
2001550,892+1.93%
2011617,508+1.15%
source:[1]

Prior to independence, a large part of the district was under the rule of the Maharaja of Faridkot and later it became a part of the Patiala & East Punjab States Union (PEPSU ) in 1948. Faridkot was carved out as a separate district on 7 August 1972 out of the areas of erstwhile Bathinda District(Faridkot Tehsil) and Ferozepur District(Moga and Muktsar Tehsils). Further, in November 1995 the Faridkot District was trifurcated when two of its sub divisions viz. Muktsar and Moga were given the status of independent districts.

Government bodyEdit

Prior to independence large part of the district was under the princely rule of Sikh Maharaja of Faridkot and later it became part of the Patiala & East Punjab States Union (PEPSU ) in 1948. Faridkot was carved out as a separate district on 7 August 1972 out of the areas of Bathinda District (Faridkot Tehsil) and Ferozepur District (Moga and Muktsar Tehsils). However, in November 1995, the Faridkot District was trifurcated when two of its sub divisions viz Muktsar and Moga were given the status of independent districts.

Faridkot district is surrounded by district Ferozepur in the North-West, Muktsar in the South-West, Bathinda in the South and Moga in the West. The District covers an area of 1469 km2. which is 2.92% of the total area of the State and accommodates a population of 552,466, which is 2.27% of the total population of the State. It has two Sub divisions/ Tehsils namely Faridkot and Jaito and two Sub Tehsils namely Kotkapura and Sadiq comprising a total of 171 villages. Faridkot District has two development blocks namely Faridkot and Kotkapura.

OverviewEdit

The Faridkot district contains 3 Cities Faridkot, Kotkapura, Jaitu. More than 7 town/villages are quite notable in Faridkot area such as Bajakhana, Panjgarain kalan, Deep Singh Wala, Golewala, Jhok Sarkari, Doad, Ghugiana, Sadiq, Chand Bhan etc. Faridkot is a hub for premier educational institutions. North India's only Medical University, also named after Baba Farid is in Faridkot besides Medical

- Guru Gobind Singh Medical College , Engineering and Dental Colleges.

List of villagesEdit

  • Ahal
  • Arayanwala Kalan
  • Arayanwala Khurd
  • Aulakh
  • Bagiana
  • Bargari
  • Beguwala
  • Behbal kalan
  • Behbal khurd
  • Bhag Singhwala
  • Bhagthala Kalan
  • Bhagthala Khurd
  • Bhairon-Ki-Bhatti
  • Bhana
  • Bhilewala
  • Bholuwala
  • Bir Bholuwala
  • Bir Chahal
  • Bir Sikhanwala
  • Burj Jwahar singh
  • Burj Masta
  • Buttar
  • Chahal
  • Chak Dhudi
  • Chak Kalyan
  • Chak Sahu
  • Chak Seman
  • Chak Shama
  • Chambeli
  • Chand baja
  • Chaina
  • Chet Singhwala
  • Chugewala
  • Daggo Romana
  • Dalewala
  • Dana Romana
  • Dawareana
  • Deep Singhwala
  • Deviwala
  • Dhab Sher Singhwala
  • Dhaipai
  • Dhilwan Kalan
  • Dhilwan Khurd
  • Dhimanwali
  • Dhudi
  • Dhurkot
  • Dod
  • Faridkot (Rural)
  • Ghaniewala
  • Ghoniwala
  • Ghuduwala
  • Ghugiana
  • Ghumiara
  • GONDARA
  • Golewala
  • Gujjar
  • Hadialana
  • Hari Nau
  • Hariewala
  • Hassan Bhatti
  • Jalaleana
  • Jandwala
  • Janerian
  • Jeonwala
  • Jhariwala
  • Jhok Sarkari
  • Jhotiwala
  • Kabalwala
  • Kamiana
  • Kanianwali
  • Kaler
  • Kauni
  • Khara
  • Khilchi
  • Kingra
  • Koharwala
  • Kot Kapura
  • Kot Sukhia
  • lambwali
  • Matta
  • Machaki Kalan
  • Machaki Khurd
  • Machaki Mal Singh
  • Madahar
  • Mallewala
  • Mandwala
  • Mani Singhwala
  • Maur
  • Mehmuana
  • Midu Maan
  • Mishriwala
  • Moranwali
  • Mumaru
  • Nangal
  • Naraingarh
  • Nathalwala
  • Nathewala
  • Pakhi Kalan
  • Pakhi Khurd
  • Pakka
  • Panjgrain Kalan
  • Pehluwala
  • Phide Kalan
  • Phide Khurd
  • Pindi Balochan
  • Pipli
  • Qila Nau
  • Rajowala
  • Rattirori
  • Rupianwala
  • Sadhanwala
  • Sadhuwala
  • Sadiq
  • Saideke
  • Sandhwan
  • Sangatpura
  • Sango Romana
  • Sangrahoor
  • Sher Singhwala
  • Sibbian
  • Sikhanwala
  • Simrewala
  • Sirsari
  • Sukhanwala
  • Tehna
  • Thara
  • Virewala kalan
  • Virewala Khurd
  • Wander Jatana
  • Wara Daraka

DemographicsEdit

Religion in Faridkot District[2]
Religion Percent
Sikhism
76.08%
Hinduism
22.89%
Others
1.24%

According to the 2011 census Faridkot district has a population of 618,008,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[4] or the US state of Vermont.[5] This gives it a ranking of 519th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 424 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,100/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.18%.[3] Faridkot has a sex ratio of 889 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 70.6%.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  2. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/census/district/598-faridkot.html
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Vermont 625,741 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

Burj Jawahar Singh WalaCoordinates: 30°40′12″N 74°45′36″E / 30.67000°N 74.76000°E / 30.67000; 74.76000