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Faisalabad District (Lyallpur District until 1979) (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع فیصل آباد) is one of the districts of Punjab province, Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 3,029,547 of which almost 42% were in Faisalabad City. It is the third largest city of Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore.
ضلع فیصل آباد
Faisalabad District highlighted within Punjab Province
|Number of Tehsils||6|
|• DCO||Sardar Saifullah Dogar|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|Languages (1981)||98.2% Punjabi|
The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the Muslim refugees from Eastern Punjab and Haryana settled in the Faisalabad District. It initially lacked industry, hospitals and universities. Since independence, there has been industrial growth, and the city's population is continually growing. Notable industry in the district include but not limited to Textile (spinning, weaving, printing, dying, stitching), Chemicals (acids, caustics, industrial gases, potash, chlorides etc), consumer goods (soaps, vegetable oil, detergents), Engineering (light electrical equipment, engineering goods), Metals & Metallurgy (steels, alloys) and Power (power equipment, power production).
Initially a part of Jhang District, it gained the status of a separate district in 1904.:1 In 1982 Toba Tek Singh District (until then a tehsil of Faisalabad) was created as a separate district from Faisalabad. As of 2006 it is a city district consisting of the city of Faisalabad.
According to the 1998 census, Punjabi is the first language of 98% of the population, and Urdu of 1.2%.:23–24 Urdu as the national language and English as the official language is taught in all schools.
Until divisions were abolished in the year 2000 it was part of Faisalabad Division.
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- "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children.
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