Fatehgarh Sahib

Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab

Fatehgarh Sahib district is one of the twenty-two districts of the state of Punjab in India, with its headquarters in the city of Fatehgarh Sahib. The historic and pious District of Fatehgarh Sahib came into existence with effect from 13th April, 1992, Baisakhi Day deriving its name from Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the youngest son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji.

The district is bound by Ludhiana and Rupnagar(Ropar) in the North, Patiala in the South, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Rupnagar (Ropar) and Patiala in the East and Ludhiana and Sangrur in the West. According to 2011 census, the total population of Fatehgarh Sahib District was around is 0.65 million. The total geographical area is about 1146 Sq.km and there are mainly total 5 cities and towns in this district.

The economy of the district depends mainly on agriculture, industries and allied activities.

The main towns of the District are Mandi Gobindgarh, Sirhind, Bassi Pathana, Amloh and Khamano. Mandi Gobindgarh is also known as the ‘Steel Town of India’ having a good number of steel rolling mills. Besides, numerous industrial units are engaged in the manufacturing of sewing machine parts, centrifugal pumps, bus/truck body building and mining machinery.