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|District||Mandi Bahauddin District|
|Towns||Mangat, Pahrianwali, Qadirabad|
|Union councils||Total 21|
|• Type||Union Council|
|• Naib nazim||21|
|Population (in 2007)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC+6)|
Alexander the Great and his army crossed the Jhelum in 326 BC at the Battle of the Hydaspes River where he defeated the Indian king Porus. According to Arrian (Anabasis, 29), he built a city "on the spot whence he started to cross the river Hydaspes", which he named Bukephala (or Bucephala) to honour his famous horse Bukephalus or Bucephalus which was buried in Jalalpur Sharif. It is thought that ancient Bukephala was near the site of modern Jhelum City but that is wrong. It happened near Jhelum river and Mandi Bahauddin a district close to Jehlum city and jhelum river. Phalia is a tehsil of Mandi Bahauddin. Tehsil Phalia was named after Bucephalus, Alexander's dead horse. The local Tarar tribe claims that Tarar was the name of their forefather but it is a poor claim because he was not born near 326 BC when Phalia came into existence. The age of Lahore and Phalia is almost same. However,the four subdivisions (Mohallas) are named on the forefathers of Tarar tribe and they are as below:
PHALIA AMEER named on "Muhammad Ameer" ; PHALIA KEEMAN named on "Muhammad Karim" ; PHALIA BOOTA named on "Muhammad Boota" ; PHALIA MEHMAN named on "Muhammad Khan" .
Phalia Boota is also called as Nawan Lok Phalia. With the expension of Phalia, more sectors, towns and Mohallas like Sain Kala Darbar, Lokri, Ranjha Town, Al Haram Town, Durrani Colony, Al Haram City, Manzoor Tarar Colony, Rehman Town and Darbar Pir Yaqoob Ali Shah are also included in the jurisdiction of Phalia i.e. Town Committee Phalia
Geography and climate
Phalia is situated at 32.43 N latitude and 73.58 E longitude. It is located between the main cities of Mandi Bahauddin and Gujrat, about 23 kilometres from Mandi Bahauddin and 50 kilometres from Gujrat and 45 kilometres from Malakwal and near about 80 kilometres from Salam interchange on Moterway M2, at an altitude of 672 feet (205 m) above sea level.
Phalia has a moderate climate, which is hot in summer and cold in winter. During peak summer, the day temperature rises up to 40 °C. The winter months are mild and the minimum temperature may fall below -2 °C. The average annual rainfall in the district is 50 mm. you can also check Phalia weather report here 
Schools and colleges
- The Govt Pilot Secondary School Phalia, established in 1926, is a famous progressive school in Phalia. Two other reputable government schools are the Islamia High School for Boys and the Govt. High School for Girls. International Islamic University, Islamabad has also opened its campus, IIUI Schools, Phalia Campus to provide modern education from Playgroup to GCE O/A Levels. In addition, there are many famous private schools in Phalia making it a hub for quality education in Mandi Bahauddin District.
- There are many private and government colleges in Phalia. Prominent amongst these are the Govt. Degree College for Girls, the Govt. Commerce College for Boys and the Govt. PYS (Peer Yaqoob Shah) Degree College for Boys. PYS college is named after a very famous spiritual personality and former member of the Provincial Assembly of Punjab PYS (Peer Yaqoob Shah) and was given this name after his death. A branch of Punjab College, Ghazali College and Farabi College also introduced in Phalia recently[when?].
AIOU Study Center
- Allama Iqbal Open University opened a regional office in Phalia City at the Govt Pilot Secondary School Phalia
Sources of earning
The majority of people in Phalia earn their livelihood through agriculture. Some people are in Government services and among them most are in WAPDA, the army, the police force or in the legal profession. Of late, more and more young people have been emigrating to Britain, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Muscat and other Gulf States in search of a better lifestyle and to enhance their career prospects.
Health Medical facilities in the city are fairly well established the main hospital in the city is THH (Tehsil Headquarter Hospital). There are several other private hospitals Health center and Clinic at different locations within the city with some famous doctors.
|Population||21,025 in (1998)|
|Near By Town||Mangat, Qadar Abad|
|Nazim||Mohd. Arif Tarar|
|Web Site||Web Site|
|Tehsil of Punjab Pakistan|
- Population and religions
Punjabi is the native language of the province and is the most widely spoken language in Phalia. Urdu has started to become more prominent in many areas now due to its official status as the national language.
- Registered voters
The number of registered voters in the Constituency PP-117 (Mandi Bahuddin-II) Phalia is 134,119 . among them almost half of them are of female voters.
The media appearance in Phalia is increasing as reveluation in electronic media in Pakistan. There are corrospondant of Pakistani Electroic TV Channels including DM Digital, Geo News, Waqt News, Channel 5 in Phalia. In Newspaper category, here are Daily Elaqa, Daily Agah, Aap, Phalia Times (First Online Newspaper of Phalia).
Phalia city has several mature markets incorporating over 3000 shops. The main market is the Gold and Cloth market at Jamia Masjid street. It is also the main bazaar of the city. Its markets are, for the most part, better developed than those in adjacent cities. Tehsil Phalia is now the fifth largest revenue generator in Punjab.