Karor Lal Esan

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Karor 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
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Government
 • MNA Sahib Zada Faiz ul Hassn (PML-N)
 • MPA Abdul Majeed Khan (PTI)
Area
 • Total 3,721 km2 (1,437 sq mi)
Elevation 148 m (486 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 26,798
 • Density 180/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 0606
Number of towns 1
Number of Union councils 1

Karor Lal Esan (Punjabi,Urdu: كروڑ لعل عيسن‎), or Kot Kahror, 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] It is located at 31°13'0N 70°57'0E with an altitude of 148 metres (488 feet).[2] Its old name is Depal Pur. The city is partially named after a saint, Hazrat Lal Esan, Who recited 10 million times the Sura Yaseen (A chapter from The Holy Quran) while standing on foot in the Indus River. In Urdu 10 million is equal to 1 Karor that's why the city is called Karor Lal Esan. Hazrat Lal Esan was the grandfather of the famous Bahudin Zakarya Multani.

This city is located on the west coast of the famous Indus River. There is a popular festival, called Mela Chodhwein, held in Karor every year in September. This festival is celebrated in the memory of Hazrat Lal Esan. On this festival Qawalis are performed by some famous Qawals (singers) and some local singers. The fair showcases a number of events such as horse racing, tent pegging, camel fighting, bullfighting and racing, wrestling, kabaddi, dodda, and many others.

There are few other tombs of saints in the city, e.g. Darbar Hazrat Rajan Shah (Sain Sudhey Bhag) Darbar Araf Shah, Darbar Shah Habib sb. and Darbar Shah Ashraf Sb. Khawja Ghulam Hassan Sewag Shareef's tomb is Near Karor Lal Esan.

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

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