Bahawalnagar District is a district of Punjab province in Pakistan. It is on the border. Before the independence of Pakistan, Bahawal Nagar was a part of Bahawalpur state governed by the Nawab of Bahawalpur. The city ofBahawalnagar is the capital of the district.
The district of Bahawalnagar is spread over an area of 8,878 square kilometres comprising five tehsils and 118 Union Councils
he boundaries of Bahawalnagar in the East and South touches the Indian territory while Bahawalpur district lies on its West and river Sutlej flows on its Northern side. District Bahawalnagar spreads over an area of 8878 square kilometers.
The old name of Bahawalnagar was “Rojhan Waali”. Bahawalnagar once a fertile land irrigated with Ganga and Satluj rivers is the custodian of a centuries old civilization of the Hakrian complex which is even older than that of Mohenjo-daro and Harrapa. It was used as an alternate route by the invaders of the north for approaching Delshi (Indian Capital). The great conquerors of India. Alexander of Macedonia, Sultan Mahmood of Ghazni, Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Ghuri, Timur, Babur, Nadir Shah Durrani and Ahmed Shah Abdali coming from north towards central and southern India passed over this land.
As per national census of 1998 Punjabi (in Majhi and Malwi dialects) is the main language of Bahawalnagar district spoken by 1.3 million people which accounts for 95% of the total population of 1.37 million. Riasti (Saraiki) is spoken by 42,000 people (3%) of the district population. Urdu, the national language, is spoken widely while English spoken by the educated elite.
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