Firozpur is a district in Punjab State of India. It has a total of 2 Tehsils in this district. The district has an total area of 5,305 sq km. There are 13 towns and 1,000 villages in this district.
As per census Firozpur District has a population of 2,029,074 in 2011 out of which 1,071,637 are male and 957,437 are female. Population of Firozpur District in 2020/2021 is 2,159,794(estimates as per aadhar uidai.gov.in feb 2019 data). Literate people are 1,227,511 out of 707,070 are male and 520,441 are female. People living in Firozpur District depend on multiple skills, total workers are 756,695 out of which men are 596,406 and women are 160,289. Total 170,993 Cultivators are depended on agriculture farming out of 160,141 are cultivated by men and 10,852 are women. 153,627 people works in agricultural land as labor, men are 131,101 and 22,526 are women. Firozpur District sex ratio is 893 females per 1000 of males. Next Firozpur District Census will be in 2021.
The district has an total area of 5,305 sq km., 138.58 sq km is urban and 5166.42 sq km is rural. Out of total population of 2,252,273 in the district, 552,556 are in urban area and 1,476,518 are in rural area. 109,027 households are in urban, 276,967 are in rural area. 386,691 literate people are in urban, 840,820 are in rural area.
The District Firozpur is situated at India-Pakistan border, at the east side Faridkot district, Moga district and at the south side Muktsar District is situated. On the north east the River Sutlej generally separates it from the Firozpur and Kapurthala districts and on the south west side the Fazilka district touches the boundaries of Firozpur. The united stream of the Sutlej and Beas generally separates it from the Amritsar district in the north-west, and farther down from the Pakistan with the exception of some areas on each side of the river.
It is believed to have been founded by Feroz shah Tughluq in the 14th century. Another version claims that it was founded by a Bhatti chief called Feroz Khan.
Three heroic martyrs of India's freedom struggle Shaheed Bhagat Singh and his associates Shaheed Rajguru and Shaheed Sukhdev have their final resting place on the banks of the river Sutlej in Firozpur. On March 23, 1931, despite popular protest, these three heros were executed in Lahore secretly and left their bodies in gunnybags on the banks of Sutlej River.
Geography of Firozpur
Languages spoken are Punjabi
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