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About District

Amritsar was founded by Sri Guru Ramdass Ji, the fourth guru of the Sikhs in about 1574 A.D. Before the city was founded, the area was covered with thick forests and had several lakes.

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DISTRICT AT A GLANCE

  • Area: 2683 Sq. Km.
  • Population: 24,90,656
  • Villages: 750
  • Male: 13,18,408
  • Female: 11,72,248
  • Language: Punjabi, Hindi, English
DC Amritsar
Deputy Commissioner Sh. Gurpreet Singh Khaira, IAS