Climate and Rainfall

The climate of Rupnagar District is characterized by its general dryness (except in the south-west monsoon season), a hot summer and a bracing cold winter. The year may be divided into four seasons. The period from about middle of November to February is the cold season. This is followed by the summer season from March to about the end of June. The south-west monsoon season commences late in June and continues up to about middle of September. The period from mid September to the middle of November constitute the post-monsoon or transition season. The temperature ranges from minimum of 4° C in winter to 45° C in summer. May and June are generally hottest months and December and January are the coldest months. Relative humidity is high, averaging about 70 percent during monsoon. The average annual rainfall in district is 775.6 mm. About 78 percent of the annual rainfall is received during the period from June to September. The soils of the District vary in texture generally from loam to silty clay loam except along the Sutlej River and chos where some sandy patches may be found. Chamkaur Sahib and Kharar blocks have sodic soils. The soils of Anandpur Sahib and Rupnagar blocks are undulating.

Tehsil Wise Population Statistics of District Rupnagar as per Census 2011
Name of Tehsil Rural Male Rural Female Rural Total Urban Male Urban Female Urban Total Grand Total
Rupnagar 66438 58780 125218 29359 26679 56038 181256
 Sri Anandpur Sahib 87953 82665 170618 12469 11358 23827 194445
 Sri Chamkaur Sahib 72294 64158 136452 20374 18515 38889 175341
 Nangal 43281 41807 85088 25317 23180 48497 133585
 District Total  269966 247410 517376 87519  79732 167251 684627