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Faisalabad District

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ضلع فیصل آباد

Faisalabad District highlighted within Punjab Province
Faisalabad District highlighted within Punjab Province
Coordinates: 31°25′05.10″N 73°04′39.27″E / 31.4180833°N 73.0775750°E / 31.4180833; 73.0775750
Number of Tehsils6
 • DCOSardar Saifullah Dogar[1]
 • Total7,873,910
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
LanguagesPunjabi, Urdu

Faisalabad District (Lyallpur District until 1979)[3] (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.[4]

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).[5]

Initially a part of Jhang District, it gained the status of a separate district in 1904.[6]: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.[6]:23–24 The variety of Punjabi spoken in the urban centres of the district is known as Lyallpuri and is very closely related to the varieties spoken in Lahore, Sahiwal, and Gujranwala.[7] Urdu is the first language of only 1.2%,[6]:23–24 but it has official status and is used in education and administration.

Administrative divisions

Until divisions were abolished in the year 2000 it was part of Faisalabad Division.

Since 2005, Faisalabad was re-organized as a City-District, and composes of eight Tehsil Municipal Administrations (TMA) (or towns).[8]

  1. Faisalabad
  2. Madina Town
  3. Jinnah Town
  4. Iqbal Town
  5. Chak Jhumra Town
  6. Jaranwala Town
  7. Samundri Town
  8. Tandlianwala Town





See also


  1. ^ "CDG striving hard to transform Faisalabad into scientifically planned city: DCO". Lahore. APP. 10 December 2016. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  2. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  3. ^ "History of Faisalabad". Punjab Portal. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  4. ^ Urban Resource Centre (1998 census details) Archived 13 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 May 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ a b c 1998 District Census report of Faisalabad. Census publication. 116. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  7. ^ Hussain, Qandeel; Proctor, Michael; Harvey, Mark; Demuth, Katherine (2019). "Punjabi (Lyallpuri variety)". Journal of the International Phonetic Association. doi:10.1017/S0025100319000021.
  8. ^ "LG Faisalabad - Welcome..." Retrieved 22 March 2018.

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