Gujar Khan

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Gujar Khan
Map Gujar Khan1.png
Coordinates: 33°15′11″N 73°18′14″E / 33.253°N 73.304°E / 33.253; 73.304Coordinates: 33°15′11″N 73°18′14″E / 33.253°N 73.304°E / 33.253; 73.304
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Rawalpindi
Area
 • Total 1,466 km2 (566 sq mi)
Elevation 461 m (1,512 ft)
Population (1998[1])
 • Total 57,152
 • Estimate (2007[1]) 72,957
 • Density 49.7/km2 (129/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 0513
Number of Union councils 36[2]
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Gujar Khan (Punjabi/Urdu: گوجرخان‎) is a city in Rawalpindi District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is the headquarters of Gujar Khan Tehsil, the largest tehsil of Punjab by land area.[3] It is approximately 55 kilometres southeast of 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.[1] Gujar Khan lies at the heart of the 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 :[5]

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the city had a population of 57,099.[6]

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:[8]

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf NA-51 Pakistan Peoples Party 80,221 39%
Raja Tariq Kiani PP-3 Pakistan Peoples Party 33,757 34%
Raja Shoukat Aziz Bhatti PP-4 Pakistan Muslim League (Q) 38,437 36%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Stefan Helders. "World Gazzeteer". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09. Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  2. ^ Election Commission of Pakistan. "Zila, Tehsil & Town Councils Membership for Punjab". Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  3. ^ Population Census Organization, Government of Pakistan. "List of Administrative Units of Pakistan (Tehsil/Taluka)". Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  4. ^ Ramesh Chandra Majumdar; Bhāratīya Itihāsa Samiti (1954). The History and Culture of the Indian People: The classical age. G. Allen & Unwin. p. 64. 
  5. ^ Towns & Unions in the City District of Rawalpindi
  6. ^ "Rawalpindi City District". 
  7. ^ Asia Times Online (Holdings) Ltd. "Business in Asia". Retrieved 2007-07-02. 
  8. ^ "Election Commission of Pakistan".