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Panchkula district was formed as the 17th district of Haryana state in India on 15 August 1995. It comprises two sub divisions and two tehsils: Panchkula and Kalka. It has 264 villages out of which twelve are un-inhabited and ten wholly merged with towns or treated as census towns according to the 1991 census. There are five towns in the district: Barwala, Kalka, Panchkula, Pinjore and Raipur Rani. The total population of the district is 319,398 out of which 173,557 are males and 145,841 are females.

Panchkula district
Location of Panchkula district in Haryana
Location of Panchkula district in Haryana
CountryIndia
StateHaryana
HeadquartersPanchkula
Tehsils1. Panchkula, 2. Kalka
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesAmbala (shared with Ambala and Yamuna Nagar districts)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies2
Area
 • Total898 km2 (347 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total558,890
 • Density620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy74.00
 • Sex ratio823
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitehttp://panchkula.gov.in/

As of the 2011 Census of India, it was the least populous district of Haryana.[1]

Panchkula city is the headquarters of this district. Chandimandir Cantonment is located in this district, adjoining the Panchkula Urban Estate.

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census of India, Panchkula district had a population of 558,890,[1] This ranked it 537th in India out of a total of 640 districts.[1] The district has a population density of 622 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,610/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.32%.[1] Panchkula has a sex ratio of 870 females for every 1,000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 83.4%.[1]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 87.50% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 9.52% Punjabi and 0.51% Nepali as their first language.[2]

YearPop.±% p.a.
190173,413—    
191161,578−1.74%
192157,319−0.71%
193166,103+1.44%
194175,444+1.33%
195181,104+0.73%
1961105,868+2.70%
1971141,291+2.93%
1981196,939+3.38%
1991310,396+4.65%
2001468,411+4.20%
2011561,293+1.83%
source:[3]
Religion in Panchkula district[4]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
87.42%
Sikhism
7.30%
Islam
4.18%
Christianity
0.46%
Jainism
0.29%
Others
0.35%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  3. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  4. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/census/district/208-panchkula.html

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