List of districts of Punjab, India

All the 22 districts of Punjab along with their headquarters as of 2016.

A district of the Punjab state of India is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officers belonging to Punjab Civil Service and other state services.


A Senior Superintendent of Police, an officer who belongs to the Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Punjab Police Service and other Punjab Police officials.

A Division Forest Officer, an officer belonging to the Indian Forest Service is responsible for managing the forests, environment and wild-life related issues of the district. He is assisted by the officers of the Punjab Forest Service and other Punjab Forest officials and Punjab Wild-Life officials.

Sectoral development is looked after by the district head of each development department such as PWD, Agriculture, Health, Education, Animal husbandry, etc. These officers belong to various State Services.


Code[1] District Headquarters Population (2011) Area (km²)[2] Density (/km²) Official website
AM Amritsar Amritsar 2,490,891 2,647 932
BA Barnala Barnala596,2941,410419
BA Bathinda Bathinda 1,388,859 3,385 414
FR Faridkot Faridkot 618,008 1,469 424
FT Fatehgarh Sahib Fatehgarh Sahib 599,814 1,180 508
FI Firozpur Firozpur 2,026,831 2,190 380
FA Fazilka[3] Fazilka1,180,4833,113379
GU Gurdaspur Gurdaspur 2,299,026 2,635 649
HO Hoshiarpur Hoshiarpur 1,582,793 3,365 466
JA Jalandhar Jalandhar 2,181,753 2,632 831
KA Kapurthala Kapurthala 817,668 1,632 501
LU Ludhiana Ludhiana 3,487,882 3,767 975
MA Mansa Mansa 768,808 2,171 350
MO Moga Moga 992,289 2,216 444
MU Sri Muktsar Sahib Sri Muktsar Sahib 902,702 2,615 348
PA Pathankot Pathankot 676,598929728
PA Patiala Patiala 1,892,282 3,218 596
RU Rupnagar Rupnagar 683,349 1,369 488
SAS Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar Ajitgarh 986,147 1,093 830
SA Sangrur Sangrur 1,654,408 3,610 449
PB Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar Nawanshahr 614,362 1,267 479
TT Tarn Taran Tarn Taran Sahib 1,120,070 2,449 464


  1. "NIC Policy on format of e-mail Address: Appendix (2): Districts Abbreviations as per ISO 3166–2" (PDFi). Ministry Of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India. 2004-08-18. pp. 5–10. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
  2. "Districts of Punjab - Area & Population". Retrieved 17 November 2016.
  3. Fazilka district was formed in 2011, no data in census 2011 on this district

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