Khairpur Tamiwali

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Khairpur Tamewali
City
Khairpur Tamewali is located in Pakistan
Khairpur Tamewali
Khairpur Tamewali
Coordinates: 29°34′48″N 72°13′58″E / 29.58000°N 72.23278°E / 29.58000; 72.23278
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Bahawalpur
Tehsil Khairpur Tamiwali
Population (2006)
 • Total 300,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 052

Khairpur Tamewali is a city and the capital of Khairpur Tamewali Tehsil, Bahawalpur District, Punjab, Pakistan.[1]

History[edit]

Khairpur Tamewali was known as Khairpur in the early 18th century. It was named after "Tommy", an Englishman who discovered a meteor which fell in early 1900 at the junction of the Sidhnai Mailsi Link river and the Bahawal canal.[citation needed] The meteor is still available at a museum in London, England.[citation needed] The name became Khairpur Tamewali with the passage of time.

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