Narowal

Narowal is a city in the northeast of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Narowal District and Narowal Tehsil. 

Name:

There are several theories as to the origin of the name. The most famous of them is that it was named after a Sikh landlord, Naro Singh, who was the owner of the land before the partition of the sub-continent in 1947.

Location:

It is situated on the banks of¬†Ravi River¬†about 4‚Äď5¬†km from the Indian border¬†and about 50¬†km from the¬†Indian-administered Kashmir.

Language:

Punjabi is the main language spoken in this city while other languages are also spoken here. About 95% of the population speaks Punjabi language. Other languages are Urdu which is national language so it is spoken here and as English is the official language so it is also understood and spoken by the educated people of this city.

Rajputan village Distt Narowal

                                                                                                                     Rajputan village Distt Narowal

Famous for:

 It is famous for the production of rice and cereals and for the local dish Dahi Barray.

Division:

Narowal city has four union councils and its important colonies are Islam pura, Jilany colony, Jawad colony, Mumtaz colony and Mehmood colony near Railway station.

Narowal City Public Park

                                                                                                               Narowal City Public Park

History:

When Mahmud of Ghazni in 1005 who was the Turkic ruler of the Ghaznavid dynasty, established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, invaded and conquered the Shahis in Kabul, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. Later like rest of Punjab, Narowal passed on to the rule of the Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire

After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Afghans and later Sikhs conquered Narowal District. During the period of British rule, Narowal District increased in population and importance.

After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhsmigrated to India while the Muslim Punjabi refugees from India settled down in the Narowal District.

Narowal Junction

                                                                                                                                    Narowal Junction

Castes:

Some of the prominent castes are Jats,Rajputs,Gujjars.

Literacy:

The literacy rate of this city is also good and there are several educational institutions here. There are several Govt schools and colleges here. Private institutions are also serving here in this city. There are also several private schools and colleges here in this city.

Tehsils:

There are three tehsils here in this city. Which are Narowal Tehsil, Shakargarh Rehsil and Zafarwal.

Narowal Chowk

                                                                                                                                      Narowal Chowk

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