Gujar Khan Tehsil

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Gujar Khan Tehsil تحصِیل گُوجر خان
Location of Gujar Khan Tehsil تحصِیل گُوجر خان
CountryPakistan
RegionPunjab
DistrictRawalpindi District
CapitalGujar Khan
Union councils36
Government
 • MNARaja Pervaiz Ashraf
 • MPAChaudhary Javed Kausar
 • MPAChaudhary Sajid Mehmood
 • MayorShahid Saraf
Area
 • Total1,466 km2 (566 sq mi)
Elevation
461 m (1,512 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total678,503
 • Density662.83/km2 (1,716.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Gujar Khan Tehsil (Urdu: تحصِیل گُوجر خان), headquartered at Gujar Khan, is one of the seven Tehsils (sub-divisions) of Rawalpindi District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is administratively subdivided into 36 Union Councils[1] and according to the 1998 census has a population of 42,0000. In 2017 census Gujar Khan has a population of 678,503[2]

History[edit]

The tehsil of Gujar Khan was described in the Imperial Gazetteer of India, compiled during the first decade of the twentieth century, as follows:[3]

"Southern tahsil of Rawalpindi District, Punjab, lying between 33°4′ and 33°26′ N. and 72°56′ and 73°37′ E., with an area of 567 square miles. It is bounded on the east by the Jhelum river, which cuts it off from Kashmir territory. Except for a low ridge of sandstone hills along the Jhelum, the tahsil consists of a plain intersected by numerous ravines. The population in 1901 was 150,566, compared with 152,455 in 1891. It contains 381 villages, of which Gujar Khan is the headquarters. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to 2-7 lakhs."

During the period of British rule, Gujar Khan Tehsil increased in population and importance. The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslims refugees from India settled down in the Rawalpindi District.

Administration[edit]

The tehsil of Gujar Khan is administratively subdivided into 36 Union Councils, these are:

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