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Gujar Khan ( Punjabi/ Urdu: ) is a city in گوجرخان Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of Gujar Khan Tehsil, the largest tehsil of Punjab by land area. It is approximately 55 kilometres southeast of [3 ] Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan and 220 km to the north west of Lahore, capital of Punjab. Gujar Khan is bounded on the north by Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Attock, on the south by Jhelum, Lahore and Gujrat, on the east by Azad Kashmir and Kahuta and on the west by Chakwal and Khushab. The city has a population of approximately 72,947 as of 2007. Gujar Khan lies at the heart of the [1 ] Pothohar cultural region. The area has considerable natural resources in the form of petroleum and natural gas.
History [ edit ]
The place was named after the
Gujar. [4 ]
Administration [ edit ]
Administrative subdivisions of Rawalpindi District
Gujar Khan is administratively subdivided into 36 Union Councils; whereas City Gujar Khan is administered by Municipal Corporation :
According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the city had a population of 57,099.
Natural resources [ edit ]
Large reserves of oil and gas were discovered in February 2002 at Tobra, about ten kilometres from Gujar Khan. The field is being developed by the
Oil and Gas Development Company. The field could produce 1,600 barrels of crude oil daily. [7 ]
2008 election results [ edit ]
On 18 February 2008, parliamentary elections were held, the results in Gujar Khan are as follows:
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