Jhang District (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع جھنگ‎) is a district of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Jhang is the district's capital.[2] In 2009 the tehsil of Chiniot became the separate Chiniot District.

Jhang
جھنگ
Map of Punjab, with Jhang District shown in orange.
Map of Punjab, with Jhang District shown in orange.
Coordinates: 30°35′N 71°39′E / 30.583°N 71.650°E / 30.583; 71.650Coordinates: 30°35′N 71°39′E / 30.583°N 71.650°E / 30.583; 71.650
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
Established1849[citation needed]
HeadquartersJhang city
Population
 (2017)
 • Total2,743,416
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
Number of Tehsils4
LanguagesPunjabi (95%)

Administrative divisionsEdit

The district comprises on four sub-districts (or Tehsils):[3]

DemographicsEdit

According to the 1998 census, 95% of the population in the Jhang and Shorkot Tehsils identified their first language as Punjabi, and 3.8% as Urdu.[4] The local dialect, Jhangi, is intermediate between Standard Punjabi and Saraiki.[5]

Local educationEdit

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "District at a glance - Jhang" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk.
  2. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Jhang the – Government of Pakistan". Nrb.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
  3. ^ Administrative Units of Pakistan (Tehsils/Talukas) Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine Statistics Division, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics, Government of Pakistan
  4. ^ PCO 2000, pp. 95–96.
  5. ^ Wagha 1997, pp. 229–31.

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