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Shrine (Darbar) of Sultan Bahoo, Sufi Saint.
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Jhang (Urdu: جھنگ, Punjabi: جھنگ) is the capital city of Jhang District, in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It is situated on the east bank of the Chenab river, about 210 km (130 mi) from Lahore, about 70 km (43 mi) from Faisalabad, about 160 mi (257 km) from Multan, and about 95 km (59 mi) from Sargodha. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 293,366.
Jhang District was agricultural region with forests during the Indus Valley Civilization. The Vedic period is characterized by Indo-Aryan culture of the Punjab region. Prominent tribes included the Kambojas, Daradas, Kaikayas, Madras, Pauravas, Yaudheyas, Malavas and Kurus. After overrunning the Achaemenid Empire in 331 BCE, Alexander marched into present-day Punjab region with an army of 50,000. The Multan was ruled by Maurya Empire, Indo-Greek kingdom, Kushan Empire, Gupta Empire, White Huns, Kushano-Hephthalites and Shahi kingdoms.
Jhang is situated at the junction of two rivers Jhelum and Chenab, where a headworks named Tareemon had been ercted. 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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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%).
There are two University campuses catering the needs of city
- Lahore College for Women University (Jhang campus)
- University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (Jhang campus)
Jhang contains many schools and colleges
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- Sultan Bahu (ca 1628 – 1691), saint, founder of the Sarwari Qadiri Sufi order
- Abdus Salam, Nobel laureate in physics
- Aleem Dar, cricketer and umpire. Member of the International Cricket Council Elite umpire
- Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Sufi Scholar, Politician, Founder of Minhaj-Ul-Quran International and Pakistan Awami Tehrik
- Haq Nawaz Jhangvi, (1952 – 1990) founded Sipah-e-Sahaba organization
- Jhang-Maghiana article in the Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 14, p. 134.
- "Demography of Jhang". Pakistan Census. Retrieved 17 August 2011.
- Tehsils & Unions in the District of Jhang – Government of Pakistan