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Jhang District
Map of Punjab, with Jhang District shown in orange.
Map of Punjab, with Jhang District shown in orange.
Coordinates: 30°35′N 71°39′E / 30.583°N 71.650°E / 30.583; 71.650Coordinates: 30°35′N 71°39′E / 30.583°N 71.650°E / 30.583; 71.650
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Established 1849[citation needed]
Headquarters Jhang city
 • District Coordination Officer Nadir Chattha
 • District Police Officer Zeeshan Asghar
 • Total 8,809 km2 (3,401 sq mi)
Population (1998)[1]
 • Total 2,834,545
 • Density 320/km2 (830/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5a)
Number of Tehsils 4

'Jhang' District (Punjabi, Urdu: ضلع جھنگ‎) is a district of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Jhang is the district's capital.[2] According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district's population was 2.8 million, of which 23 percent lived in urban areas.[1]


Trimmu Head where Jhelum and Chenab meet in Jhang

Under the British Raj, the towns of Jhang and Maghiana, lying two miles (3.2 km) apart, became a joint municipality, then known as Jhang-Maghiana.[3]

Maghiana lies on the edge of the highlands, overlooking the alluvial valley of the Chenab, while the older town of Jhang occupies the lowlands at its foot.[3]


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1981 289,991 —    
1998 189,721 −34.6%
Source: [4]

According to the 1981 census of Pakistan, the population of Jhang was 1,970,944 with the 434,495 housing units in Jhang. In the 1998 census, population of Jhang was 2,834,545, with an annual growth rate of 2.16%. The male population was 1,474,099 (52.00%) and the female population was 1,360,446 (48.00%).


Jhang Saddar is the administrative center of Jhang tehsil (a subdivision of the district), the tehsil itself is divided into 55 Union councils.[5]


Jhang is situated at the junction of two rivers Jhelum and Chenab. It is situated on the left banks of both rivers. Jhang is the capital city of Jhang District located at the coordinates 31.30677 N, 72.32814 E.


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