Civil Lines

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Civil Lines (archaically White Town) are the residential neighborhoods developed during the British Raj for its senior civilian officers like Divisional commissioner and District magistrate. These townships were built all over the Indian subcontinent and were allotted to civil officers in the respective countries.[1] This is distinct from Forts and Cantonments, which were expressedly military establishments.

These include:

In India
In Pakistan


  1. ^ Nayar, Pramod K. (2009). Days of the Raj: Life and Leisure in British India. Penguin Books India. p. 50. ISBN 9780143102809. Retrieved Jan 23, 2014.