Sahiwal

Sahiwal is a city in the province Punjab of Pakistan. It presently is the administrative center of Sahiwal district, and previously was that of the former Sahiwal division.

Name:

Its name was reinstated as Sahiwal in 1967 after the Sahi clan of Kharal Rajpoots who are the native inhabitants of this area.

Location:

Sahiwal is approximately 180 km from the major city Lahore and is the city between Lahore and Multan. The city is in the densely populated region between the Sutlej and Ravi rivers. 

Canal Sahiwal

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Language: 

Punjabi is the main language of the people of this city while other languages are also spoken. Urdu is the national language so it is spoken and understood. English is also spoken and understood by the educated people of this city.

Population:

This city has a population of 207,388 (1998 Pakistan Census). In 2012, the estimated population of Sahiwal city is 270,269. Now the approximately population of this city is 300,000. It is the 14th largest city in the Punjab and the 22nd largest city in Pakistan.

Sahiwal Railway Station 1

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History:

The Sahiwal District has been settled from the pre-historical era. After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Sikh   took control of Sahiwal.  The district came under direct British rule in 1849, when the district was officially formed with its headquarters at Pakpattan. The district was expanded to include the trans-Ravi portion in 1852, and the district headquarters were moved to Gogera. In 1865, when the railway was opened, a village on the railway, was named Montgomery and became the capital of the district.

Crops:

The city is in the densely populated region between the Sutlej and Ravi rivers. The principal crops are wheat, cotton,  legumes, potato and oilseeds. Cotton goods and lacquered woodwork are manufactured.

Climate:

The climate of Sahiwal district is extreme, reaching 52 °C in summer, and down to -5 °C in winter. The soil of the district is very fertile. The average rainfall is about 2000 mm.

tariq bin ziad colony sahiwal

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