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Jhang (Punjabi and Urdu: جھنگ) is the capital city of Jhang District, in the central portion of the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated on the east bank of the Chenab river. According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, it had a population of 414,131. It is the 18th Largest city of Pakistan. It is known for the shrine of Sultan Bahoo and Heer and Ranjha's Tomb.
Shrine (Darbar) of Sultan Bahoo, a Sufi saint
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Maghiana lies on the edge of the highlands, overlooking the alluvial valley of the Chenab, while the older town of Jhang occupies the lowlands at its foot.
Jhang is situated at the East bank of Chenab which has confluence with Jhelum at Trimmu Barrage near the town of Athara Hazari. The city was endangered in the 2014 floods but it wasn't flooded as the flood water was redirected towards Athara Hazari.
- Abdus Salam, theoretical physicist
- Aleem Dar, cricketer and umpire
- Ghulam Shabber, UAE Cricket player
- Majeed Amjad, A famous Urdu poet
- Har Gobind Khorana, Punjabi American biochemist
- Mirza Sahiban, Characters of famous love story
- Heer Ranjha, Characters of world-famous lok dastan of love
- Nasir Abbas Nayyar, Pakistani Urdu language columnist
- Sultan Bahu, founder of the Sarwari Qadiri Sufi order
- Shah Jeewna, Sufi saint, founder of Qalandariyya order.
- Yash Pal,Indian Popular scientist.
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- Jhang-Maghiana article in the Imperial Gazetteer of India[permanent dead link], v. 14, p. 134.
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