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
|Number of Tehsils||6|
|• Type||District Administration|
|• Deputy Commissioner||Shahzad Ali|
|• District Police Officer||N/A|
|• District Health Officer||N/A|
|• Total||5,857 km2 (2,261 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
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. In 1982 Toba Tek Singh District (until then a Tehsil of Faisalabad District) was created as a separate district from Faisalabad. As of 2006[update], it is a City-District consisting of the city of Faisalabad and its surrounding areas.
Faisalabad District is part of Faisalabad Division.
At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 7,882,444, of which 4,038,932 were males and 3,842,684 females. Rural population is 4,115,578 while the urban population is 3,766,866. The literacy rate was 69.83%.
|Religion||Population (1941): 42||Percentage (1941)|
Punjab Group of Colleges (Girls Campus) Service Road
Punjab Group of Colleges (Boys Campus) Service Road
Government College University Faisalabd
Agriculture university Faisalabad.
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- 1998 District Census report of Faisalabad. Census publication. Vol. 116. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
- "Faisalabad, Punjab Portal". punjab.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
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- "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 22 July 2022.
- Formerly known as Lyallpur District, prior to district renaming in 1979.
- Historic district borders may not be an exact match in the present-day due to various bifurcations to district borders — which since created new districts — throughout the historic Punjab Province region during the post-independence era that have taken into account population increases.
- 1941 census: Including Ad-Dharmis
- Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated