Karor Lal Esan

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Karor Lal Esan

كروڑ لعل عيسن
Shrine of Lal Esan
Shrine of Lal Esan
Karor Lal Esan is located in Pakistan
Karor Lal Esan
Karor Lal Esan
Coordinates: 31°08′N 70°34′E / 31.13°N 70.57°E / 31.13; 70.57Coordinates: 31°08′N 70°34′E / 31.13°N 70.57°E / 31.13; 70.57
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
Government
 • MNAAbdul Majeed Khan (pti) "
 • MPAShahb Ul Din Khan (PTI)
Area
 • Total3,721 km2 (1,437 sq mi)
Elevation
148 m (486 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total36,785
 • Density180/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code0606
Number of towns1
Number of Union councils1

Karor Lal Esan (Punjabi, Urdu: كروڑ لعل عيسن‎) is a city of Layyah District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Karor Lal Esan Tehsil and administrative subdivision of the district.[1]

There is a festival called Mela Chodhwein, held in Karor every year in September. It is celebrated in the memory of Lal Esan. The fair showcases events such as horse racing, tent pegging, camel fighting, bullfighting and racing, wrestling, kabaddi, and dodda.

History[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Its old name is Depal Pur. The city is partially named after a saint, Lal Esan who, it is believed, recited 10 million times the Surah AL-Muzammil (a chapter from the Quran) while standing inside the Indus River. In Urdu 10 million is equal to 1 karor, which is why the city is called Karor Lal Esan.

Lal Esan[edit]

Lal Esan (original name: Sheikh Yousuf) was the grandfather of Bahudin Zakarya Multani.

Heritage[edit]

Notable saints around Karor[edit]

There are a few other tombs of saints in the city, e.g. Darbar Rajan Shah, Darbar Baba Ramzan Darbar Araf Shah, Darbar Shah Habib sb. and Darbar Shah Ashraf Sb. Khawja Ghulam Hassan Sewag Shareef's tomb is near Karor Lal Esan, at Hassan abad, Pir Sewag shareef.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 31°13'0N 70°57'0E with an altitude of 148 metres (488 feet).[2] This city is located on the west coast of the Indus River. The city is located to East of Indus River and Suleman Mountainous ranges, hence the lands in vicinity of river are much fertile growing especially wheat and rice. The area has great potential for natural resources and have a great potential for oil and gas exploration as well defined geological structures (anticlines) have been mapped during the seismic surveys in different areas of Karor that can be potential reservoirs of oil and gas.

Climate[edit]

Karor Lal Esan has extreme weather (as does the whole district of Layyah). Summer lasts from May to September; June is the hottest month with an average monthly temperature of 50 °C with a maximum of up to 53 °C. In winter, however, the December and January temperatures are as low as 0 to 2 °C average monthly.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Avg high °C 20 23 28 35 41 43 40 38 38 35 28 23 32
Avg low temperature °C 4 8 12 18 24 29 28 28 24 17 9 4 17
Rainfall in. (Cm) 1.2 1.8 3.4 2.4 1.5 1.5 6.1 4.4 1.6 0.5 0.2 0.8 25.4 Source: weatherbase

Floods[edit]

In 2010, village area of Karor flooded with Indus river. Houses and crops were destroyed. After that people finally took matters into their own hands and rebuilt their homes on raised dirt platforms five to six feet high.

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