In This post will read, about How many districts in Punjab? Let me share with you all the states of Punjab divided into 23 districts. Do you also know that earlier in 1996 when Punjab was created, there were only 11 districts and only 2 divisions in the state?
As I mentioned above now Punjab has 23 Districts. It means now Punjab has double districts as compared to the 1996 year. The most recent district added to this list is Malerkotla which was created from Sangrur district in June 2021.
If you are a student or teacher you might have read that district falls under Division and you are also searching about the smallest district & largest district of Punjab. We’ll cover all these topic so you don’t have to visit another web page let’s get started.
How many district in Punjab
In the month of October 2021, the total number of districts in Punjab is 23 (Twenty Three). We have mentioned a complete table of these districts and some details of each district are given in the table below. In this table, we have mentioned Area, Division, and Region like Majha Malwa Doaba.
|District||Area (Sq. Km.)||Division||Region|
|Shri Muktsar Sahib||2615||Firozpur||Malwa|
|Rup Nagar (Ropar)||1369||Ropar||Malwa|
|Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawan Shahr)||1267||Ropar||Doaba|
If you are not from Punjab and reading this article that means you have an interest in Punjab culture & its information. As I mentioned earlier there is a new district Malerkotla created by the Punjab government but do you know why it’s been created? The reason behind this is always locals and politicians demand district status for some cities.
A few decades before governments and politicians has discussed converting Change to some cities like Malerkotla, Batala, Khanna, etc into districts. In the year 2021 chief minister Amarinder Singh has converted Malerkotla city into a district.
Smallest District of Punjab
Now it’s to get the answer of Smallest districts of Punjab? Punjab has the smallest district is Pathankot, with a total area of 929 sq. km. Many web pages say that Mohali (SAS Nagar) is the smallest district of Punjab but this is no longer the right answer.
Largest district of Punjab
Now it’s to get the answer of the Largest district of Punjab? Ludhiana is the largest district of Punjab is 3767 sq. km. Many web pages say that Amritsar or Ferozepur is the largest district of Punjab, which is not right now. After Amritsar became Tarn Taran district and Ferozepur became Fazilka, it is no longer a large district of the Punjab state.
Punjab Districts – Gernal Knowledge
Below this paragraph, we’ll share the best general knowledge question and answer of Punjab districts which you must know if you are preparing for a Government job.
Total 23 districts in Punjab.
Ludhiana is the largest district of Punjab is 3767 sq. km.
There are total 6 border districts in Punjab. These are – Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Firozpur, and Fazilka.
literacy rate in the Hoshiarpur district is 84.6%
The smallest district is Pathankot, with a total area of 929 sq. km