Districts of Punjab

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Punjab, a state of India, has twenty administrative districts although only seventeen are large districts while three are administrative cities.

A district of the Punjab state 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 belonging 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.


The twenty districts of Punjab state are:

  1. Amritsar (District)
  2. Barnala
  3. Bathinda
  4. Firozpur
  5. Faridkot
  6. Fatehgarh Sahib
  7. Gurdaspur
  8. Hoshiarpur
  9. Jalandhar
  10. Kapurthala
  11. Ludhiana
  12. Mansa
  13. Moga
  14. Mohali
  15. Muktsar
  16. Nawanshahr
  17. Patiala
  18. Rupnagar
  19. Sangrur
  20. Tarn Taran

Barnala city was a district in punjab earlier, not now. it is heard that barnala is proposed to be made a district very soon. Mr Kewal Singh Dhillon, Vice President, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee is making efforts for this, because he has to contest elections from here.

Districts of Punjab

Amritsar (District)BarnalaBathindaFirozpurFaridkotFatehgarhGurdaspurHoshiarpurJalandharKapurthalaLudhianaMansaMogaMuktsarNawanshahrPatialaRupnagarMohaliSangrur (District)Tarn Taran

Rivers of Punjab and beyond

Beas -|- Satluj -|- Ravi -|- Chenab -|- Jhelum -|- Ghagger -|- Sirsa -|- Ganges -|- Yamuna