Bathinda district is in Malwa region of Punjab, India. The districts encompasses an area of 3,344 square kilometres. It is bounded by Faridkot district and Moga district on the north, Mukatsar district on the west, Barnala and Mansa districts on the east, and the state of Haryana on the south. Bathinda is cotton producing belt of Punjab.
HistoryThe district of Bathinda came into existence with the formation of the PEPSU in 1948. It had its headquarters at Faridkot, which were shifted to Bathinda in 1952.
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According to the 2011 census Bathinda district has a population of 1,388,859, roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 352nd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 414 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,070/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 17.37%. Bathinda has a sex ratio of 865 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 69.6%. Bathinda is the ninth largest district in Punjab with a population of 1,183,295.
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Bathinda is divided into the 4 tehsils of Bathinda, Rampura Phul, Maur and Talwandi Sabo. These tehsils are further divided into the nine blocks of Bathinda, Sangat, Nathana, Rampura, Phul, Maur, Balianwali, Bhagta Bhai ka and Talwandi Sabo.
|No of Blocks||No of Villages||No of Census town||No of M.Corporation||No of M. Councils|
|9 (Bathinda, Sangat, Nathana,Rampura, Phul, Maur, Balianwali, Bhagta Bhaika and Talwandisabo)||272||2 (Bhisiana, Mehna)||1 (Bathinda)||20 (Sangat,Raman Mandi, Maur, Kotfatta, Rampura,Bhuchomandi, Goniana,Talwandi sabo, Bhagta, Kotshamir, Lehra Mohabbat, Nathana, Chowke, Rampura, Balianwali, Mandi Kalan, Maluka, Kothaguru, Bhairupa, Mehraj )|