About District

Hoshiarpur district is located in the north-east part of the State. It falls in the Jalandhar Revenue Division and is situated in the Bist Doab, Doaba region of the State. The district is sub mountainous and stretches of river Beas in the north-west.

It lies between north latitude 30 degree-9 and 32 degree-05 and east longitude 75degree -32 and 76degree -12’.

It shares common boundaries with Kangra and Una districts of Himachal Pardesh in the north east, Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts (interspersed) in south-west and Gurdaspur district in the north-west.

At present, it has an area of 3386 Sq. Kms. and a population,as per 2011 Census is 15,86,625 persons.

Area & Population (2011 Census )

Parameter Value
Total area ( Sq. Km.) 3386
Total population 15,86,625
Male 8,09,057
Female 7,77,568
Total SC Population 5,57,504
Male (SC) 2,84,322
Female (SC) 2,73,182
Female per 1000 male 961
Literacy Rate (Total) 84.6%
Male 88.8%
Female 80.3%
Density of population (per sq. km.) 469
Total No. of villages. 1416 + 3*=1419
No. of Inhabited villages 1385 + 3*=1388
No. of Un-inhabited villages 31
No. of Towns 10
No. of Villages counted as Census Towns for Census purposes 3*
Percentage increase in population (2001-2011) 7.1

*Villages namely Hajipur and Rakri of tehsil Mukerian (Total population 11813) & village Chohal of tehsil Hoshiarpur (population 7304) were counted as Census Towns for census purpose. The total population 19,117 of these three villages has been included in Urban Population by the Census Department.

Tehsil Rural Urban Total population %age Rural %age Urban
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Hoshiarpur 189724 181311 371035 99267 90044 189311 560346 66.2 33.8
Dasuya 153601 150700 304301 28878 27326 56204 360505 84.4 15.6
Garhshankar 153499 148897 302396 14730 13585 28315 330711 91.4 8.6
Mukerian 137646 136278 273924 31712 29427 61139 335063 81.8 18.2
Total 634470 617186 1251656 174587 160382 334969 1586625 78.9 21.1

Source: Director, Census Operation, Punjab

Climate

The district has mild climate compared to other districts of the State. This is due to the abundance of hilly terrain on the one hand and sizeable forest covers thereon, on the other. Moreover, chain of check dams constructed recently on the choes under “Kandi Watershed Development Project” have appreciably enhanced water surface area in the district. This has made the summer heights quite pleasant.

The pattern of seasons in the district is similar to other districts of the state, except slight variations at the terminals and year may be divided into three main seasons. The summer season sets in April and lasts up to end of June, to be taken over by the rainy season when it becomes hot and sultry. The rainy season sets in July beginning and lasts up to September end. The winter season starts after the rains are over from October and lasts up to March end. May and June are the hottest months when mercury may cross 45 degree C on some days. It is pleasantly hot. The months of December, January and February are the months when winter is quite severe and mercury may however around 5 degree C and on some days it may touch O’C.

Rainfall

The total average rain falls in district is 1125 mm .Broadly speaking 75 percent of the rainfall is experienced in the period July to September, Whereas 15 Percent rainfall is experienced in the winter months of January and February are under the influence of western disturbances in the Persion Gulf. Hail storms may occur in the closing period of winter when there is quite a sizeable damage to fruit crops, especially the mango fruit for which this district is quite renowned in the State.

Health facilities

Sr. No Name of the Institution Rural Urban Total Remarks
1. District Hospital Hoshiarpur 0 1 1  
2. Sub Divisional Hospitals 0 3 3  
3. PHCs/MPHCs 32 2 34  
4. CHCs 10 2 12  
5. Sub Centres 236 8 244 3NHM
6. ESI Hospital Hoshiarpur 0 1 1  
7. ESi Dispensaries 3 1 4  
8. Homeopathic Dispensaries 10 7 17  
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