Jind district is one of the 21 districts of Haryana state in northern India. Jind town is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is part of Hisar Division and was created in 1966.One of the first Sikh Kingdoms, Jind lies in the heart of Haryana and is the fourth district of the Jat belt along with Sonipat, Rohtak and Hissar.
The district derives its name from its headquarters town Jind that is said to be derived from Jaintapuri. It is also said that this town had been founded at the time of the Mahabharta. According to a legend, the Pandavas built a temple in honour of Jainti Devi (the goddess of victory), offered prayers for success, and then launched the battle with the Kauravas. The town grew up around the temple and was named Jaintapuri (Abode of Jainti Devi) which later on came to be known as Jind.
According to the 2011 census Jind district has a population of 1,332,042, roughly equal to the nation of Mauritius or the US state of Maine.This gives it a ranking of 364th in India (out of a total of 640).The district has a population density of 493 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,280/sq mi).Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 11.95%.Jind has a sex ratio of 870 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 72.7%.Haryanavi & Punjabi are major dialects spoken.