Jhang District

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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
Area[citation needed]
 • Total 6,166 km2 (2,381 sq mi)
Population (1998)[citation needed]
 • Total 1,869,421
 • Density 300/km2 (790/sq mi)
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 4
Languages Punjabi (95%)

Jhang District (Punjabi, Urdu: ضلع جھنگ‎) is a district of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Jhang is the district's capital.[1] In 2009 the tehsil of Chiniot became the separate Chiniot District.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district comprises on four sub-districts (or Tehsils):[2]


According to the 1998 census, Punjabi was the first language of 95% of the population in the Jhang and Shorkot Tehsils, while Urdu – of 3.8%.[3]

Local education[edit]


Major tribes in Jhang District include, Sial, Syed, Chahdhar, Khokhar, Mahni.

Notable People[edit]


  1. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Jhang the – Government of Pakistan". Nrb.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  2. ^ Administrative Units of Pakistan (Tehsils/Talukas) Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine. Statistics Division, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics, Government of Pakistan
  3. ^ PCO 2000, pp. 95–96.