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
 • District Coordination Officer (DCO) Muhammad Shahid Niaz
 • 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

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. It has the lowest Human Development Index of all districts in Punjab. The district was created in 1991 and is a well-known cotton-growing area.[1]

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:[2]

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

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.[3]

References[edit]

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