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Fazilka district

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Country  India
Time zone  IST (UTC+5:30)
State  Punjab
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Fazilka district is one of new and 22 districts in the state of Punjab in North-West Republic of India. It has 314 revenue villages.

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Map of Fazilka, Punjab

The district headquarters of Fazilka District is in Fazilka City, and Abohar is district's largest city.

History

On 27 July 2011, the Government of Punjab created two new districts: Fazilka district by partition of Firozpur district, and Pathankot district by partition of Gurdaspur district.

Location

It is located next to the border with Pakistan, the border being to its west. It has the district of Firozpur to its north, Sri Muktsar Sahib to its east and Rajasthan to the south and Pakistan to its west.

Geography

It has extreme climate, with the summers being very hot and the winters being very cold. The River Sutlej runs through the district and moves over to the Pakistan side through the Indo-Pakistani border.

Administration

The district's chief executive is the Deputy Commissioner. As of 2014 the office was held by Mr. Manjeet Brar, IAS.

The district is administratively subdivided into three tehsils:

  • Fazilka
  • Abohar
  • Jalalabad
  • Abohar is the largest city in Fazilka district.

    Demographics

    In the 1961 Census of India, 60.2% of the Fazilka tehsil of Firozpur district registered their language as Hindi and only 39.4% registered it as Punjabi.

    References

    Fazilka district Wikipedia


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