The historic and pious District of Fatehgarh Sahib came into existence with effect from 13th April, 1992, Baisakhi Day deriving its name from Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the youngest son of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. It is bound by Ludhiana and Rupnagar (Ropar) in the North, Patiala in the South, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Rupnagar (Ropar) and Patiala in the East and Ludhiana and Sangrur in the West. It is situated between 30 degree-38′ North and 76 degree-27′ East and is 50 Kms. towards the west of Chandigarh , the capital of Punjab.
The economy of the district depends mainly on agriculture, industry and allied activities.