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.
Location of Panchkula district in Haryana
|Tehsils||1. Panchkula, 2. Kalka|
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Ambala (shared with Ambala and Yamuna Nagar districts)|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||2|
|• Total||898 km2 (347 sq mi)|
|• Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|• Sex ratio||823|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Panchkula city is the headquarters of this district. Chandimandir Cantonment is located in this district, adjoining the Panchkula Urban Estate.
According to the 2011 census of India, Panchkula district had a population of 558,890, This ranked it 537th in India out of a total of 640 districts. The district has a population density of 622 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,610/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.32%. Panchkula has a sex ratio of 870 females for every 1,000 males, and a literacy rate of 83.4%.
- "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
- 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
- Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901