Bhawana

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Bhawana
بھوانہ
City
Bhawana City 1.jpg
Nickname(s): Bhowana
Bhawana is located in Pakistan
Bhawana
Bhawana
Location on Jhang Chiniot road, Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°33′58″N 72°38′46″E / 31.5661111°N 72.6461111°E / 31.5661111; 72.6461111Coordinates: 31°33′58″N 72°38′46″E / 31.5661111°N 72.6461111°E / 31.5661111; 72.6461111
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Chiniot district
Tehsil Bhawana tehsil
Established 2 February 2009
Government
 • Type Tehsil
Area
 • City 40 km2 (15.4 sq mi)
 • Urban 10 km2 (3.8 sq mi)
Elevation 157 m (515 ft)
Population (2009)(Approximately)
 • City 65,000
 • Density 1,600/km2 (4,200/sq mi)
 • Urban 40,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)
Postal code 35350[1]
Dialling code 047

Bhawana (also spelled as Bhowana) (Urdu: بھوانہ‎, Punjabi: بھوآنہ) is the capital of Bhawana tehsil and a city in Punjab, Pakistan. It is located on the bank of the Chenab river, bounded by Faisalabad, Jhang, and Chiniot, three other cities in Punjab.

History[edit]

Bhawana is one of the ancient cities of Pakistan. The Mughal Emperor Zahir-ud-din Babur also mentions the area in his book the Tuzk-e-Babari[citation needed] for its fine architecture and finely handcrafted jharoka windows of many of the old havelis (manors) and other buildings of the old/medieval town.

Geography and climate[edit]

Bhawana is located by the side of Jhang Chiniot road and on the left bank of the Chenab river.[2] Recently, with a budget of 250 million rupees, a bridge from Bhawana to Kalri has been constructed over the Chenab river. Leaders of opposition political parties specially Imran Khan and Billawal Bhutto have criticised the Chief Minister Punjab Shabaz Sharif for spending such a huge amount on a bridge to benefit CM' owned Ramzan Sugar Mills.[citation needed] Its soil is very fertile and is among the largest agricultural areas,[clarification needed] and the city itself also depends considerably on agriculture to bolster its economy. It is situated 37 km from Chiniot, 50 km from Faisalabad, 48 km from Jhang and 70 km from Sargodha. Its weather is much like the rest of Pakistan's, with summer, spring, winter and autumn seasons.[3] Its temperatures are usually moderate.[4]

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