Clockwise from top: Shah Burhan Shrine, exterior and interior views of Chiniot's Shahi Mosque, Omar Hayat Mahal
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|Elevation||179 m (587 ft)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC+6)|
Chiniot (Urdu: چِنيوٹ; Punjabi: چنیوٹ) is a city and the administrative headquarter of Chiniot District in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. On the bank of the river Chenab, it is known for its intricate wooden furniture, architecture, havelis, and mosques.
Chiniot city lies on left bank of the Chenab River amidst small rocky hills. It is at the intersection of the Faisalabad-Sargodha and Lahore-Jhang roads. It is 158 kilometres northwest from Lahore and 38 kilometres north of Faisalabad. Chiniot city is spread over an area of 10 square kilometers with an average elevation of 179 meters (587 ft).
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The weather in Chiniot is variable.
|Climate data for Chiniot (1961–1990)|
|Average high °C (°F)||19
|Average low °C (°F)||8
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||18
|Source: My Weather|
According to the 1998 census, the population of Chiniot was 965,124 (included urban 172,522). According to the 2010 estimated census, the urban population of Chiniot is 201,781. The language spoken is Punjabi.
The important products of Chiniot includes silk, cotton, wheat, sugar, rice, milk, pottery, wooden furniture, etc. Chiniot is famous for his wooden furniture in Pakistan. Chaudri Sugar Mills is located at Faisalabad road. Fishing and tourism is also play an important role in economy.
Educational institutions in Chiniot include
- Unified Science College & High School Chiniot
- The Superior College
- The KIMS college chiniot (Khatm e nabuwat institute of modern sciences)
- Masoomeen Foundation High School Chiniot
- Din College
- Chenab College, Chiniot
- National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES),
- Govt.Islamia College Chiniot.
- Govt High School Salara Chiniot
- Govt Al Islah High School Chiniot
- Govt Islamia High School Chiniot
Transport and communication
The railway track is the easiest and cheapest way of transportation. Chiniot railway is a main source of transporting the furniture from Chiniot to the rest of Pakistan; it is a main source of importing the wood for furniture from all over Pakistan. Chiniot Railway Station was built in 1927 during British empire. It was a great step for the local economy.
In Chiniot people celebrate Islamic occasions with great arrangements. On 12 Rabi' al-awwal, 1440th birthday celebration of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad, people of Chiniot arranged a 63-maund cake, one of the largest cakes in the world.
Chiniot is known for its furniture. Chinioti craftsmen and artisans have for centuries carved flowers and geometric patterns onto cellulose fibres. Masons from Chiniot are thought to have been employed during the construction of the Taj Mahal and Golden Temple.
- Aftab Ahmed Vohra, a notable and successful businessman of Pakistan, founding chairman of the Pak India Trade Promotion committee, former vice president of the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Mian Muhammad Mansha, third richest person in Pakistan, owner of the MCB Bank Limited and Nishat Group.
- Mian Habib Ullah, ex Minister, President of FPCCI, Ambassador to Cyprus
- Sheikh Omar Hayat, owner of Omar Hayat Mahal
- Qaiser Ahmed Sheikh, politician and ex Chairman of chamber of commerce karachi
- Jehangir Ahmed Chaudhary, Director Public Instructions ,PUNJAB.
- Nasir Chinyoti, a famous stage drama comedy actor
- Saqlain Anwar Sipra, politician in Bhawana
- Syed Inayat Ali Shah, politician (MNA)
- Muhammad Masood Lali, politician (MPA)
- Maulana Ilyas Chinioti, politician (MPA)
- Wazir Khan, a court physician in Mughal Empire, famous for the Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore.
- Maulana Manzoor Ahmad Chinioti
Road goes to river Chenab from Muhammad Wala
- http://population.mongabay.com/population/pakistan/1181096/chiniot Urban population according to 2010 GEOnames
- "Climate chart of Chiniot". My Weather. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
- "Climatological Information for Chiniot", My Weather, web: My Weather.
- "Din College in Chiniot". University of the Punjab. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- "FAST-NU – Campus". www.nu.edu.pk. Retrieved 2015-10-15.
- "Celebration of 12 Rabi' al-awwal and in Aashora-e-Muharram, there are many Imam Barghas were regularly conducting Aashora Majalis in the respect of Shahadat e Imam-e-Hussain(A.S). Sunni and Shia Brothers are regularly participating in this occasion. They construct eight numbers of Tazia's in the honour of Hazrat Imam Hussain (alaha salam) which are very beautiful and unique". Dunya News. 16 February 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2011.