Jhang

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Jhang


جھنگ
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
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DistrictsJhang District
Population
(2017)
 • Total414,131
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Postal code
35200
Calling code47

Jhang (Punjabi and Urdu: جھنگ‎) is the capital city of Jhang District, in the central portion of 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] It is known for the shrine of Sultan Bahoo and Heer and Ranjha's Tomb.

History[edit]

Tomb of Heer Ranjha

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]

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]

Notable people[edit]

Mian Abdul Razzaq Sheikh

Geographic location[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/Pakistan-100T.html
  2. ^ a b Jhang-Maghiana article in the Imperial Gazetteer of India[permanent dead link], v. 14, p. 134.
  3. ^ Shamsul Islam (10 September 2014). "Panicked residents flee Jhang city – The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  4. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Jhang – Government of Pakistan Archived 12 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine.

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