Kamalia

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Kamalia
Town and Tehsil
Kamalia is located in Pakistan
Kamalia
Kamalia
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 30°44′N 72°39′E / 30.733°N 72.650°E / 30.733; 72.650Coordinates: 30°44′N 72°39′E / 30.733°N 72.650°E / 30.733; 72.650
Country Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Toba Tek Singh District
Sub-District (Tehsil) Kamalia Tehsil
Town Kamalia
Union Councils 13
Population
 • Town and Tehsil 2,000,000,approximately including urban
 • Urban 257,820
Area code(s) 046
Website Town Municipal Administration Kamalia

Kamalia (Punjabi, Urdu:کمالیہ) is a city and tehsil in Toba Tek Singh District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Administration[edit]

Kamalia Tehsil is administratively subdivided into 13 Union Councils, six of which are from the town of Kamalia, including Bairoon Kamalia.

History[edit]

In the 4th century, the ruler of this place was Raja Surcup who had managed a boundary wall around his city. This fort was well known after the name of Raja Sarcup, a cruel and cunning ruler.Later the founded city was named after Kharal chief, Khan Kamal Khan Kharal, in the 14th Century and was, historically, known as "Kot Kamalia". During the Indian Rebellion of 1857, it was one of the sites of an uprising by the local people, who held it for a week. In 1901, Kamalia had a population of 6,976. Kamalia was historically part of the erstwhile district and tehsil of Montgomery (Sahiwal), Punjab. According to Cunningham, it was one of the towns taken by Alexander the Great in 325 BC.[1]

Historical buildings[edit]

Notable historical landmarks include the Tomb of Hazrat Shah Hussain; Markazi Jameh Masjid Shah Jahani (Jahangiri Mosque) and the Shrine of Hazrat Baba Fazal Dewan. Shrine of Abdullah Shah , whereas the place is known as Qadir Bakhsh sharif

Economy[edit]

Kamalia's economy is primarily based on the following industries:

  • Khaddar: A world-famous handspun and hand-woven cloth woven in the town of Kamalia.
  • Poultry farming: Kamalia Tehsil is one of the largest poultry production areas in Pakistan.
  • Agricultural farming: Major crops of Kamalia Tehsil are wheat, grain, peas, and barley are the important crops of Rabi season, while Kharif crops are cotton, sugarcane, jawar, bajra, oil seeds which are shipped by rail and road to other parts of the region.
  • Tunnal farming: And now a days tunnel farming is becoming a factor of Kamalia's fast growing economy.
  • Sugar Industry: Sugar industry is playing a key role in building kamalia's economy.There is a sugar mill in kamalia,which is providing sugar to kamalia and other cities.

Surrounding villages[edit]

* Bhussi Kathian (Also known as Bhusi)
* Chak 718 GB 
* Chak 741 GB
* 58/3 tukda
* Chak 733 GB
* chak 708 GB
* chak 709 GB

Notable People[edit]

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