Rahim Yar Khan

Rahim Yar Khan District  is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan, the city of Rahim Yar Khan is the capital. The district lies between 27°40′-29°16′ north latitudes and 60°45′-70°01′ east longitudes. The Indus river flows on the northern outskirts of the districts of Dera Ghazi Khan and Muzaffargarh. There is no other river, Nallah or lake in this district.

The Rahim Yar Khan District is bounded on the north by Muzaffargarh District, on the east by Bahawalpur District, on the south byJaisalmer (India) and Ghotki District of Sindh province, and on the west by Rajanpur District.

This district is divided into three main physical features: (a) Riverside area, b) canal-irrigated area, and (c) desert area which is called Cholistan. The Riverside area of the district lies close on the southern side of the Indus river mainly falling in the river bed. The canal-irrigated area lies on the south and is separated by main Minchan Bund. The approximate height of the irrigated area is 150 to 200 meters (490 to 655 ft) above sea level. The third part of the area, called Cholistan, lies in the south of the irrigated tract up to the Indo-Pak border. The surface of the desert consists of a succession of sand dunes rising at places to a height of 150 meters (492 ft) and covered with the vegetation peculiar to sandy tracts.

The literacy ratio in the district has increased from 20.0 percent in 1981 to 33.1 percent in 1998. The literacy ratio for males is 43.4 percent as against 21.8 percent for females. The ratio is much higher in urban when compared with rural areas both for male and female.

Content From: rahimyarkhan.yalwa.com and wikipedia.