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.

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
Established1849[citation needed]
HeadquartersJhang city
 • Total2,743,416
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
Number of Tehsils4
LanguagesPunjabi (95%)

Administrative divisionsEdit

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


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


  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.