Khanewal District

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Khanewal District

ضِلع خانیوال
Location of Khanewal District (highlighted in orange) in Punjab
Location of Khanewal District (highlighted in orange) in Punjab
 • Deputy CommissionerIshfaq Ahmed
 • Total4,349 km2 (1,679 sq mi)
 • Total2,921,986
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils4

Khanewal District (Urdu: ضِلع خانیوال‎; Punjabi: ضِلع خانیوال) is a district of the Punjab province of Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 2,068,490, of which 17.42% were urban.[2] Khanewal is located at 30°18'0N 71°55'0E with an altitude of 128 metres.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district of Khanewal is spread over an area of 4,349 square kilometres (1,679 sq mi) and comprises 4 tehsils:[3]


The district of Khanewal was created in 1985 by taking two tehsils from Multan District: Kabirwala and Mian Channu.[citation needed]


Its boundaries meet the districts of Jhang and Toba Tek Singh in the north, Sahiwal in the east, Vehari in south and with Multan in the west. Underground water resources are generally adequate throughout the district.[citation needed] The subsoil water is sweet and suitable for industrial purposes. There is no mentionable nullah available in the district. However, effluent of industry can be disposed of in the rivers, namely Chenab and Ravi, after pretreatment, with permission from the Irrigation and Power Department, Government of the Punjab.

The climate of the District is hot and dry. The summer Season starts in April and continues till October. May, June and July are the hottest months.

There are 26 telephone exchanges operating in the district (ranging in capacity from 200 lines to 7200 lines). Cellular phone services are also available. The area has 20 national bank branches, 24 post offices, 7 textile mills, 1 sugar mill, 71 cotton gin factories, 17 police stations on 1,058,641 acres (4,284 km2).[citation needed]


The population of Khanewal District was 2,068,000 in the 1998 Census. In the 2005 Economic Survey[4] the population was reported at 2,376,000 with a growth rate of 2.4%. In 2015 the population of Khaewal District was estimated to be 2,941,000.

According to the census of 1998, Punjabi is the most widely spoken first language[5] of the district, accounting for 81% of the population. Urdu was the native language of 7.8%, Saraiki – of 5.8% and Pashto – of 1.1%.[6]:21–22

Notable People from Khanewal[edit]


  2. ^ Population - Urban Resource Centre Archived 2006-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ List of tehsils and districts - Archived December 30, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
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  5. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children.
  6. ^ 1998 District Census report of Khanewal. Census publication. 87. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.