Hoshiarpur District (ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ)

Hoshiarpur is one of the 22 districts of Punjab. The head quarter of this district is the city of same name, that is Hoshiarpur city. According to population, this is the 7th largest district of Punjab.

History of Hoshiarpur

According to one convention it is believed that it was named after the name of Hoshiar Khan of Bazwara village about 600 years ago. Another convention believe it founded by Hargobind and Ram Chand two ‘Dewans’ of Emperor Tuglak. Some places of this district are said to be linkd to Pandavs. The town Dasua of this district was called ‘Virat Di Nagri’ Its reference can be found in Mahabharat. The District Hoshiarpur came into existence after first Anglo-Sikh war in 1846 when this area went under the British rule.

Geographical position of Hoshiarpur

Hoshiarpur is a the North Eastern district of Punjab. On its East it has its makes the state boundary with Himachal Pardesh. On the North East it has beautiful Shivalik Hills. Beas river makes its North West boundary and separates it from Himachal Pradesh in the East and from Gurdaspur district in the West. The district headquarter of Hoshiarpur is the city of the same name. It is by rail and road connected to Jalandhar from which it is at a distance of 44 kms. It is 39 kms from Phagwara.


According to 2011 census, the total population of Hoshiarpur district is 1586625. In 2001, the population was 1481292.

Towns and Cities In Hoshiarpur

There are total 10 cities and towns in this district. A list of towns and cities is given below:
  1. Hoshiarpur (Municipal Corporation)
  2. Dasua (Municipal Council Class-2)
  3. Garhshankar (Municipal Council Class-2)
  4. Mukerian (Municipal Council Class-2)
  5. Urmar Tanda (Municipal Council Class-2)
  6. Garhdiwala (Municipal Council Class-3)
  7. Hariana (Municipal Council Class-3)
  8. Sham Chaurasi (Municipal Council Class-3)
  9. Mahalpur (Nagar Panchayat)
  10. Talwara (Nagar Panchayat)
Which district has minimum and maximum number of cities and towns? To get the answer, check our page about list of cities in Punjab.

Tehsils and Sub-Tehsils

Hoshiarpur district has four tehsils and six sub-tehsils. List of tehsils of Hoshiarpur is given below:
  1. Dasua
  2. Garhshankar
  3. Hoshiarpur
  4. Mukerian
List of Sub-Tehsils of Hoshiarpur:
  1. Bhunga ਭੂੰਗਾ
  2. Garhdiwala ਗੜ੍ਹਦੀਵਾਲਾ
  3. Hajipur ਹਾਜੀਪੁਰ
  4. Mahalpur ਮਾਹਲਪੁਰ
  5. Talwara ਤਲਵਾੜਾ
  6. Tanda ਟਾਂਡਾ

Vidhan Sabha Constituencies in Hoshiarpur

There are total 7 vidhan sabha seats in Hoshiarpur district.
  1. Chabbewal ਚੱਬੇਵਾਲ
  2. Dasua ਦਸੂਆ
  3. Garhshankar ਗੜ੍ਹਸ਼ੰਕਰ
  4. Hoshiarpur ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ
  5. Mukerian ਮੁਕੇਰੀਆਂ
  6. Sham Chaurasi ਸ਼ਾਮ ਚੁਰਾਸੀ
  7. Urmar ਉੜਮੜ

Blocks of Distrcit Hoshiarpur

All villages of the district are divided into 10 development blocks. The list of blocks is given below:
  1. Bhunga ਭੂੰਗਾ
  2. Dasua ਦਸੂਆ
  3. Garhshankar ਗੜ੍ਹਸ਼ੰਕਰ
  4. Hajipur ਹਾਜੀਪੁਰ
  5. Hoshiarpur-1 ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ-1
  6. Hoshiarpur-2 ਹੁਸ਼ਿਆਰਪੁਰ-2
  7. Mahalpur ਮਾਹਲਪੁਰ
  8. Mukerian ਮੁਕੇਰੀਆਂ
  9. Talwara ਤਲਵਾੜਾ
  10. Tanda ਟਾਂਡਾ

MLA from Hoshiarpur

In last assembly elections held in 2012, out of total 7 assembly seats in Hoshiarpur, Shiromani Akali Dal won 3 seats and coalition partner BJP candidate won 1 seat. Two MLA are from Congress and one MLA is Independent. The list of MLAs from Hoshiarpur elected in 2012 elections is given below:
  1. Sohan Singh Thandal of SAD won from Chabbewal constituency.
  2. Amarjit Singh Sahi of BJP is elected from Dasua.
  3. Surinder Singh Bhulewal Rathan elected from Garhshankar. He belongs to ruling SAD.
  4. Sunder Sham Arora is MLA from from Hoshiarpur. He belongs to Congress.
  5. Rajneesh Kumar Babbi elected from Mukerian. He is an independent MLA.
  6. Mahinder Kaur Josh elected from Sham Chaurasi. She is member of SAD.
  7. Sangat Singh Gilzian of Congress is elected from Urmar.
For more details, check this page - Hoshiarpur MLA List

Market Committees in Hoshiarpur

There are total five market committees in Hoshiarpur district.
  1. Dasua
  2. Garhshankar
  3. Hoshiarpur
  4. Mukerian
  5. Urmar Tanda