Nawan Shehar District in Punjab
was formed by splitting Hoshiarpur District
. It is bounded by the districts of Hoshiarpur in the north, Kapurthala
in the north-west, Jalandhar
in the west, and Rupnagar
in the south-east. Nawan Shehar also borders the state of
The district, with its headquarters at Nawan Shehar, spans an area of 1,258 sq km and has a population of more than half a million. It receives maximum rainfall in the state with an average of 1000 mm.