Layyah Tehsil

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Layyah Tehsil

تحصِيل ليّہ
Tehsil
Tehsil Municipal Administration Layyah
Tehsil Municipal Administration logo
Country  Pakistan
Region Punjab, Pakistan Punjab
District Layyah
Capital Layyah
Towns 1
Union councils 23
Population (2017)[1]
 • Tehsil 977,391
 • Urban 193,860
 • Rural 783,531
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+6 (PDT)

Layyah (Urdu: تحصِيل ليّہ‎), is a tehsil located in Layyah District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is administratively subdivided into 23 Union Councils, three of which form the tehsil and district capital Layyah.[2]

History[edit]

The tehsil was created during the period of British rule, the population according to the 1891 census was 113,451, this had risen to 122,578 in 1901. At this time the tehsil was part of Mianwali District, at the time of the 1901 census it contained 2 towns - the capital Layyah (population 7,546) and Karor Lal Isa (population 3,243) as well as 118 villages. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to 1.6 lakhs. The tehsil was divided into the Thal and the Kacchi, the former a high sandy tract to the east and the latter a low-lying strip of country along the Indus.[3] The tehsil was subsequently divided and Karor Tehsil now exists as a separate tehsil.[4]

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