Bahawalnagar District

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Bahawalnagar District (Urdu and Punjabi: ضلع بہاولنگر), is a district of Punjab province in Pakistan. Before the independence of Pakistan, Bahawalnagar was part of Bahawalpur state governed by the Nawab of Bahawalpur. The city of Bahawalnagar is the capital of the district. Its population according to the 2017 census is 2,982,000 people.[2]

Bahawalnagar
ضلع بہاولنگر
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Map of Bahawalnagar District (highlighted in red) within Punjab.
Map of Bahawalnagar District (highlighted in red) within Punjab.
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
DivisionBahawalpur
HeadquartersBahawalnagar
Government
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerCapt. (Retired) Muhammad Waseem
 • District Police OfficerMuhammad Zafar Buzdar
Area
 • Total8,878 km2 (3,428 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total2,975,656
 • Density340/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
No. of Tehsils5
TehsilsBahawalnagar
Chishtian
Fort Abbas
Haroonabad
Minchinabad

District boundariesEdit

The boundaries of Bahawalnagar in the east and south touches the Indian territory while Bahawalpur district lies on its west and river Sutlej flows on its northern side. District Bahawalnagar spreads over an area of 8878 square kilometers.[3]

AdministrationEdit

 
Tehsils of Bahawalnagar district

The district of Bahawalnagar is spread over an area of 8,878 square kilometres comprising five tehsils and 118 Union Councils:[4]

Tehsil name No of Unions Population
Bahawalnagar 31 815,143
Chishtian 29 691,221
Fort Abbas 16 423,529
Haroonabad 22 525,598
Minchinabad 20 526,428
Total 118 2,981,919

DemographicsEdit

At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 2,975,656, of which 1,510,427 were males and 1,464,900 females. Rural population is 2,355,970 while the urban population is 619,686. The literacy rate was 53.08%. Muslims made up almost the entire population with 99.58%.[1] The sub-campus of Islamia University is located here.

LanguagesEdit

At the time of the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the distribution of the population of Bahawalnagar District by first language was as follows:[5]

HistoryEdit

Nawab Bahawal Khan-1[6] as second nawab of Bahawalpur ascended the throne in 1746 A.D.

Muhammad Mubarik after ruling successfully for years died issueless in 1772 A.D. He was succeeded by nephew Sahibzada Jafar Khan alias Nawab Muhammad Bahawal Khan-II[7] in 1772.

Shrine of Tajuddin ChishtiEdit

Shaikh Khawaja Tajuddin Chishti also known as Taj Sarwar Chishti was a Sufi saint of Chishti Order. He was a grandson Shaikh Farid-ud-din Ganjshakar of Pakpattan and his descendants founded the village of Chishtian around 1265 CE (574 Hijri, Islamic calendar). Many native tribes in Punjab region accepted Islam due to his missionary Daawah. Shaikh Khawaja Tajuddin Chishti faced hostility from tribes that opposed his Muslim missionary Daawah and he was martyred in a battle and was buried in Chishtian. Shrine of Sufi saint Shaikh Khawaja Tajuddin Chishti, located at the city of Chishtian. The dargah of Shaikh Taj-ud-din Chishti is called Roza Taj Sarwar.[8]

See alsoEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Bahawalnagar | Punjab Portal". Punjab.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 14 October 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  4. ^ Unions in Bahawalnagar Government of Pakistan Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine. Nrb.gov.pk. Retrieved on 2011-12-04.
  5. ^ Census-2017 - Detailed Tables
  6. ^ "CDA". Cholistan.gov.pk. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 February 2013. Retrieved 27 November 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "Shrine of Tajuddin Chishti, Bahawalnagar - Mera Watan". Merawatan.pk. Retrieved 6 March 2019.

Coordinates: 30°00′N 73°15′E / 30.000°N 73.250°E / 30.000; 73.250