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Location of Bhakkar District
(highlighted in orange) within Punjab.
|• Members of National Assembly||Abdul Majeed Khan (NA-73)
Muhammad Afzal Khan Dhandla (NA-74)
|• Total||8,153 km2 (3,148 sq mi)|
|Time zone||PKT (UTC+5)|
|Languages||Thalochi dialect of Punjabi and Urdu|
Bhakkar District (Urdu: ضِلع بهكّر), is a district in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. The district was created out of parts of Mianwali in 1982 with Bhakkar city as the headquarter and main city. Its area consists of a riverine tract along the Indus, called Kaccha, and most of the district area lies in the desolate plain of the Thal desert.
It is located in the west of the Punjab province, Bhakkar district is bordered by Layyah to its south, Jhang to its south east, Dera Ismail Khan to its west, Khushab to its north east, and Mianwali to its north.
|Name of Tehsil||No of Unions|
|Darya Khan Tehsil||8|
- Rasheed Akbar Khan Nawani (Politician)
- Saeed Akbar Khan Nawani (Politician)
- Muhammad Sana Ullah Khan Masti Khel (Politician)
- Syed Wazarat Hussain Naqvi (Civil Society Activist)
- Asad Jafri (Educationist and Poet)
- 1998 District Census report of Bhakkar. Census publication. 74. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
- "Bhakkar District at a Glance". bhakkar.com.pk. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
- "Bhakkar – Punjab Portal". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
- Bhakkar Tahsil - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 8, p. 43
- Tehsils & Unions in the District of Bhakkar - Government of Pakistan Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine.
- "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children and recorded of each individual.