Faridkot District of Punjab
is named after Sufi Saint Hazrat Baba Farid who paid a visit to the place in the late 12th or early 13th century. It is surrounded by Ferozepur District
in the north-west, Muktsar
in the south-west, Bathinda
in the south, and Moga
in the east. Faridkot has an area of about 1,472 sq km.
The Faridkot Fort and the dera of Baba Farid are the main places of historical importance. The former secretariat building now houses the district courts, Guest House, Clock Tower, Darbar Ganj complex and a stadium. 'Jaitu Ka Morcha', a well-known event of the freedom struggle, is at a distance of 30 km from the district headquarters - Faridkot.