Lodhran District

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ضِلع لودهراں
District
Lodhran District
Map of Punjab with Lodhran District highlighted
Map of Punjab with Lodhran District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Headquarters Lodhran city
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner (DC) Raja Khurram Shehzad Umar
 • District Police Officer (DPO) Asad Sarfraz Khan
Area
 • Total 1,790 km2 (690 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 1,464,750
 • Density 716/km2 (1,850/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3
Website lodhran.gop.pk

Lodhran District (Urdu: ضِلع لودهراں‎), is a district in the Punjab, Pakistan - the city of Lodhran is the capital of the district. It is located on the northern side of River Sutlej. It is bounded to the north by the districts of Multan, Khanewal and Vehari, to the south by Bahawalpur, to the east lie the districts of Vehari and Bahawalpur; while district Multan lies on the western side. Lodhran was split off as a separate district from Multan in 1991.[1]:1 It has the lowest Human Development Index of all districts in Punjab.[citation needed] It is a well-known cotton-growing area.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Lodhran District is spread over an area of 1,790 square kilometres and is subdivided into three tehsils (Lodhran, Kahror Pakka and Dunyapur) which contain a total of 73 Union Councils:[3]

Tehsil No. of Unions
Dunyapur 22
Kahror Pakka 23
Lodhran 28
Total 73

Demography[edit]

In the 1998 census, 70% of the population had Saraiki as their first language,[4] while Punjabi was the first language of 19% and Urdu – of 9%.[1]:21

Education[edit]

Lodhran has a total of 828 government schools out of which 59 percent (487 schools) are for girl students. The district has an enrolment of 146,345 in public sector schools.[5]

Plans for the establishment of Lodhran University were announced in 2015.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Lodhran. Census publication. 93. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 
  2. ^ "Official Webpage of District Lodhran". Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Lodhran - Government of Pakistan
  4. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children, and recorded of each individual
  5. ^ "Punjab Annual Schools Census Data 2014-15". Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

Coordinates: 29°32′24″N 71°37′48″E / 29.54000°N 71.63000°E / 29.54000; 71.63000