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Faridkot has been named after the great Sufi Saint Baba Sheik Fariduddin Ganjshakar, whose verses are mentioned in Shri Guru Granth Sahib the holy book of Sikh religion.

Faridkot is the latest in the series of districts created by Punjab Government by re-orienting parts of the adjoining Moga, Shri Muktsar Sahib, and Bathinda districts. The district with an area of 1468.75 Sq. Km. has the unique distinction of being one of the smallest districts in the state. The areal extent of Faridkot district is confined within northern latitudes of 2905400 to 3405400 and the eastern longitudes of 740 15 00 to 750 25 00 located in the southwestern parts of Punjab state with Faridkot city as its district headquarters.

Faridkot district shares common boundaries with Moga, Bathinda district in the east, Firozpur district in the North and West and Muktsar district in the south. It is located in the Malwa region of the state. It is elevated at 204.33 m amsl. The district headquarters Faridkot, is connected with Ferozpur and Bhatinda by broad gauge railway line and by metaled road. The entire districts has a good network of metaled roads connecting all the villages.

Total Population of the district, as per the 2011 Census, was 6,18,008 out of which 3,27,121 were males and the remaining 2,90,887 were females. The total rural population in the district was 2,17,514 and the urban population was 4,00,494.The population density is 424 persons per against the state average of 550 persons per

The climate of the district is classified as sub-tropical steppee,semi arid and hot which is mainly dry except in rainy months and characterized by intensely hot summer and cold winter. During three months of monsoon season from July to September the moist air of oceanic origin penetrate into the district and causes high humidity, cloudiness and monsoon rainfall. The period from October to November constitutes post monsoon season. The cold weather season prevails from December to February followed by the hot weather season or Pre-monsoon season which ends upto the last week of June.

Latitude Longitude Altitude

300 4012.00 N

7404500.00 E

Agro Ecological Sub Region

Northern Plain (And Central Highlands) Including Aravallis, Hot Semi-Arid Eco-Region (4.1) Western Plain, Kachchh And Part Of Kathiawar Peninsula, Hot Arid Eco-Region (2.3)

Rainfall in mm
1970 1980 1990 2000 2008 2009 2010
499.2 511.4 567.8 256.5 520.6 500.5 459.0
Landuse Pattern of the district Area ('000 ha)
Geographical Area Cultivable Area Forest Area Land under Non-Agricultural Use Permanent Pastures Cultivable Wasteland Land Under Misc. Tree Crops and Groves Barren and Uncultivable Land Current Fallow Other Fallow
144 128 2 17 - - - - - -
Major Soils
Major Soils Area('000 ha) Per Cent % of Total
Coarse Loamy 36 25
Coarse Loamy and Fine Loamy Associations 72 50
Fine Loamy Associations 36 25
Agriculture Landuse
Agriculture Landuse Area('000 ha) Cropping Intensity %
Net Sown Area 128
Area Sown more than Once 124
Gross Cropped Area 252
Irrigation Area('000 ha)
Net Irrigated Area 128
Gross Irrigated Area 251.8
Source of Irrigation Numbers Area('000 ha)
Canals(40% area is canal irrigated)   108
Bore Wells 27945 20
Total Irrigated Area   128

Area under major field crops & horticulture(2008-2009)

Crops Area('000 ha)
Rice 95
Wheat 118
Cotton 20
Moongbean 0.7

Horticulture crops - Fruits

Fruits Area('000 ha)
Kinnow 0.57
Orange & Malta 0.09
Guava 0.37
Ber 0.12

Horticulture crops -Vegetables

Vegetables Area('000 ha)
Potato 0.28
Onion 0.01
Other Winter Vegetable 0.28
Other Summer Vegetable 0.27
Livestock (in number) Male('000) Female('000) Total('000)

Non descriptive Cattle (local low yielding)

7.2 8.4 15.6

Crossbred cattle

3.9 27.6 31.5

Non descriptive Buffaloes (local low yielding)

0.3 2.6 2.9

Graded Buffaloes

8.0 115.1 123.1


2.2 9.2 11.4


1.3 6.03 7.3

Others Equine (Horse &Pony)

0.4 0.9 1.4

Commercial dairy farms (Number)

- - 0.06
Poultry No. of Farms Total No. of Birds('000)


27 99.1


- 8.04

Fisheries (Data source: Chief Planning Officer of district)

Inland (Data Source: Fisheries Department)

No. Farmer owned ponds

No. of Reservoirs

No. of village tanks

  42 - 337


Water Spread Area (ha)

Yield (t/ha)

Production (000 tons)

Brackish water (Data Source: MPEDA/ Fisheries Department)

425.0 6.45 2.74
Production and Productivity of major crops

Major Crops

Production('000 t)

Productivity (kg/ha)

Rice 41400 4357
Wheat 55000 4664
Cotton 1392 696
Moongbean 60 -
Major Horticultural Crops

Horticultural Crops

Production('000 t) Productivity (kg/ha)
Kinnow 1156000 22540
Orange & Malta 74200 7920
Guava 760000 21152
Ber 198600 17144

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