Vehari District

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ضِلع وِہاڑى
District
Vehari District
Map of Punjab with Vehari District highlighted
Map of Punjab with Vehari District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Headquarters Vehari
Area
 • Total 4,373 km2 (1,688 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 2,613,020
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Vehari District (Urdu: ضِلع وِہاڑى‎), is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Vehari is the capital of the district.

Administration[edit]

The district of Vehari is administratively subdivided into three tehsils: [1]

and a subtehsil:

The district was created on 1 July 1976 out of the three tehsils of Multan District (Vehari Burewala and Mailsi). The name Vehari means low-lying settlement by a flood water channel. The district lies along the right bank of the river Sutlej, which forms its southern boundary.

Language[edit]

Dialects of Punjabi

As per national census of 1998 Punjabi is the main language of Vehari spoken by 94% population (83% Majhi dialect, 11% in siraiki dialect). Urdu, the national language, is spoken widely while English spoken by educated elite. Other language spoken by few afghan refugees is Pashto.

Geography[edit]

The district is located between 29°36′N 71°44′E / 29.600°N 71.733°E / 29.600; 71.733 and 30°22′N 72°53′E / 30.367°N 72.883°E / 30.367; 72.883 and borders with Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur on the southern side, with Pakpattan on the eastern, with Khanewal and Lodhran on western and with Sahiwal and Khanewal on northern side.

The total area of the district is 4,364 square kilometres (1,685 sq mi). It is about 93 kilometres (58 mi) in length and approximately 47 kilometres (29 mi) in breadth and it is sloping gently from northeast to southwest.

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