Malakwal

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Malakwal
ملکوال
City and Tehsil
Malakwal is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Malakwal
Malakwal
Location of Malakwal
Malakwal is located in Pakistan
Malakwal
Malakwal
Malakwal (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 32°33′11″N 73°12′24″E / 32.55306°N 73.20667°E / 32.55306; 73.20667Coordinates: 32°33′11″N 73°12′24″E / 32.55306°N 73.20667°E / 32.55306; 73.20667
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Mandi Bahauddin
Tehsil Malakwal
No. of Union councils 17
Banks 12
Government
 • Language Punjabi/Urdu/English
Elevation 205 m (673 ft)
Population
 • Total 371,869
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) DST (UTC+6)
Postal Code 50530
Area code(s) 0546

Malakwal (Urdu: ملکوال‎) is a city in Mandi Bahauddin District, Punjab, Pakistan.[1]


History[edit]

In 997 CE, Sultan Mahmud Ghaznavi, took over the Ghaznavid dynasty empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin. In 1005 he conquered the Shahis in Kabul in 1005, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. The Punjab region became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Punjab region.

After the decline of the Mughal Empire, it became part of Arhamkot. After formation of Sikh Empire in 1801, it was invaded and occupied by Sikhs. The Muslims faced restrictions during the Sikh rule.[citation needed] During the period of British rule, Malakwal increased in population and importance.

The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslims refugees from India settled down here.

City information[edit]

Malakwal is a tehsil and sub-divisional headquarter of Mandi Bahauddin District of province Punjab, Pakistan. It is located approximately 200 km far away from Islamabad in southeast direction which is country's capital and 35 km from its district headquarters Mandi Bahauddin. It has a moderate climate. During peak of summer day, temperature rises to 40 °C, and falls to 2 °C in the months of December and January.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Google Maps". Google Maps. Retrieved 2018-04-24.