Ambala district

Ambala district
District of Haryana

Location of Ambala district in Haryana
Country India
State Haryana
Administrative division Ambala
Headquarters Ambala
Tehsils 1. Ambala, 2. Barara, 3. Naraingarh
  Lok Sabha constituencies Ambala (shared with Panchkula and Yamuna Nagar districts)
  Assembly seats 4
  Total 1,574 km2 (608 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 1,128,350
  Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
  Urban 5,00,774
  Literacy 81.75%
  Sex ratio 885
Website Official website

Ambala district (Hindi: अम्बाला; Punjabi: ਅੰਬਾਲਾ ਜਿਲਾ) is one of the 21 districts of Haryana state in the country of India with Ambala town serving as the administrative headquarters of the district. It borders district Yamunanagar to the east, district Sirmaur and district Panchkula to the north, district Mohali and district Patiala to the west, and the district of Kurukshetra to the south.


The district has two sub-divisions, which is further divided into three tehsils, Ambala sub-division comprises two tehsils, Ambala and Barara and Naraingarh sub-division comprises only one tehsil, Naraingarh.

There are four Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Naraingarh, Ambala Cantt., Ambala City and Mulana. All of these are part of Ambala Lok Sabha constituency.


According to the 2011 census, Ambala district had a population of 1,128,350[1] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[2] or the US state of Rhode Island.[3] It ranks 410th (out of a total of 640) in India in terms of population.[1] The district has a population density of 720 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,900/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.23%.[1] Ambala had a sex ratio of 885 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 81.75%.[1] Hindi (In Devanagri Script) is the official languages and thus used for official communication.[4] The Punjabi dialect of rural areas of the district is known as Puadhi or Powadhi, meaning half of the east. It is the eastern most dialect of Punjabi which merges into Bangru dialect of Hindi further east in Uttar Pradesh, hence it contains a lot of Bangru loan words and expressions.

Language[lower-alpha 1] 1911[5] 1921[5] 1931[5] 1961[5] 1991[6] 2001[7]
Hindi 3.50% 5.45% 66.72% 87.87% 85.26%
Punjabi 35.71% 40.91% 36.12% 30.48% 10.93% 13.15%
Urdu 53.05% 0.19% 0.11%
Hindustani 56.39% 60.58%
Pahari 3.10% 0.07% 2.62% 0.23%
Other 1.30% 0.52% 0.62% ~2.57% 1.00% 1.48%
Population trends for major religious groups in Ambala district (1941–1961, 2001–2011)[lower-alpha 1]
% 1941[8]
% 1951[8]
% 1961[9]
% 2001[10]
% 2011[11][12]
Hinduism 48.40% 72.20% 71.45% 84.40% 84.65%
Sikhism 18.50% 24.60% 24.83% 13.06% 12.25%
Islam 31.70% 2.40% 1.70% 1.96%
Jainism 0.52% 0.43%
Christianity 0.28% 0.33%
Buddhism 0.02% 0.03%
Other / No religion 1.40% 0.8% 3.73% 0.01% 0.35%


A number of primary, secondary and higher secondary schools are located in Ambala city, which provide education to the students of the city and the adjoining villages. S.A.Jain Senior Secondary School, Tulsi Public Senior Secondary School, S.A. Jain Senior Model School, P.K.R Jain Girls Senior Secondary School,D.A.V.Public School are few of the well-known schools. Ambala city has 2 polytechnics providing technical education to the aspiring students. A number of primary, secondary and higher secondary schools are also located in Ambala Cantt, Farookha Khalsa Sr. sec. school, D.A.V. Sr. Sec. school, Riverside D.A.V. sr. sec. school, B. D. Sr. Secondary School (Affiliated to Haryana Board of Education).

Students of ambala are nowadays attracted to skill based job oriented courses.ICA Ambala city centre The institute of computer institutes ISO 9001-2008 is (a unit of kolkatta based skills training organisation ICA infotech limited) offering industrially integrated computer accounts and taxation courses for graduates and under graduates . ARC Web designing & graphic designing institute offers job oriented courses.TCIL IT A Govt of INDIA Enterprise ambala city centre offers industrial training to B.Tech Students in PHP,DOT NET,C,C++,JAVA and other software programming languages. Cluster of industries around ambala provides prominence to job oriented industrial skill basd courses of institutes like ICA,ARC and TCIL IT A GOVT of India Enterprise.


Being located in the Indo-Gangetic Plain, the land is generally fertile and conducive to agriculture. However, primary sector contributes much lesser to the economy of the district than it does to the economy of Haryana.[13] Small scale industries form the bulk of the industrial landscape in the district. It is one of the largest producers of scientific and surgical instruments in the country and home to a large number of scientific instrument manufacturers.[14] It produces microscopes and other instruments used in chemistry laboratories. Manufacture of submersible pumps and mixers and grinders is another industry that has traditionally flourished. Ambala is also an important textile trading centre, besides Delhi and Ludhiana and has a well-known cloth market, which is famous in the region especially for those seeking bridal wear. It also produces rugs, known locally as Durries, and houses many suppliers to Indian defence forces.

Cities, towns, villages, and other communities


  1. 1 2 Note, Ambala district has gone through numerous boundary changes since 1941.
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "District Census 2011". 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-24.
  2. US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est.
  3. "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567
  4. "Report of the Commissioner for linguistic minorities: 47th report (July 2008 to June 2010)" (PDF). Commissioner for Linguistic Minorities, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. p. 18. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  5. 1 2 3 4 "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-08-07. Retrieved 2016-06-12.
  8. 1 2
  9. GBaldev Raj Nayar. "Minority Politics in the Punjab". Retrieved 19 June 2016.
  13. "Haryana State Development Report" (PDF). Planning Commission of India, Government of India. pp. 123–124. Retrieved 7 October 2013.

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Coordinates: 30°25′N 77°10′E / 30.417°N 77.167°E / 30.417; 77.167



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