Jhang

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Jhang

جھنگ
City
Shrine (Darbar) of Sultan Bahoo, a Sufi saint
Shrine (Darbar) of Sultan Bahoo, a Sufi saint
Jhang is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Jhang
Jhang
Location of Jhang in Pakistan
Jhang is located in Pakistan
Jhang
Jhang
Jhang (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 31°16′10″N 72°18′58″E / 31.26944°N 72.31611°E / 31.26944; 72.31611Coordinates: 31°16′10″N 72°18′58″E / 31.26944°N 72.31611°E / 31.26944; 72.31611
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Districts Jhang District
Population (2017)
 • Total 414,131
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal code 35200
Calling code 47

Jhang (Punjabi and Urdu: 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. According to the 2017 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 414,131.[1]

History[edit]

Tomb of Heer Ranjha
Trimmu Head where Jhelum and Chenab meet in Jhang

Under the British Raj, the towns of Jhang and Mighiana, lying two miles (3.2 km) apart, became a joint municipality, then known as Jhang-Maghiana.[2]

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.[2]

Geography[edit]

Jhang is situated at the East bank of Chenab which has confluence with Jhelum at Trimmu Barrage near the town of Athara Hazari. The city was endangered in the 2014 floods.[3]

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Administration[edit]

Jhang Saddar is the administrative center of Jhang tehsil (a subdivision of the district), the tehsil itself is divided into 55 Union councils.[4]

Education[edit]

There are two University campuses catering the needs of city

Jhang contains many schools and colleges

Notable people[edit]

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