Mandi Bahauddin District

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Mandi-Bahauddin District
ضلع منڈی بہاؤالدین
District
Map of Punjab with Mandi-Bahauddin District highlighted
Map of Punjab with Mandi-Bahauddin District highlighted
Coordinates: 32°35′N 73°30′E / 32.583°N 73.500°E / 32.583; 73.500
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Headquarters Mandi Bahauddin
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner Hafiz Shoukat
Area[1]:1
 • Total 2,673 km2 (1,032 sq mi)
Population (2017)[2]
 • Total 1,593,292
 • Density 600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)
Number of tehsils 3

Mandi Bahauddin, also spelled Mandi Baha ud Din, (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع منڈی بہاؤالدین‎) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is bordered on the northwest by the Jhelum River, on the southeast by the Chenab River (which separates it from Gujranwala District and Gujrat District), and on the southwest by the Sargodha District. The district has an area of 2,673 square kilometres (1,032 sq mi). Mandi district currently has 1.5 million population which is steadily growing mainly because of latest development and better healthcare in city. It has four campuses of country known universities and produce most number of judges and lawyers in Pakistan.

Administration[edit]

Mandi Bahauddin is subdivided into Three tehsils and 80 Union Councils:[3]

Name of Tehsil Number of Union Councils
Malakwal 20
Mandi Bahauddin 30
Phalia 30
Total 80

Geography[edit]

The district forms a central portion of the Chaj Doab lying between the Jhelum and Chenab rivers. It lies from 30° 8' to 32° 40' N and 73° 36' to 73° 37' E. The tehsil headquarters towns of Phalia and Malikwal are 22.5 and 28.5 kilometres (14.0 and 17.7 mi) from Mandi Bahauddin, respectively. It is bounded on the north by the Jhelum river, which separates it from Jehlam district; on the west by Sargodha district; on the south by the river Chenab (which separates it from the Gujranwala and Hafizabad districts); and on the east by Gujrat district. The total area of the district is 2,673 square kilometres (1,032 sq mi). The district comprises the Mandi Bahauddin, Phalia, and Malikwal tehsils.

Demography and language[edit]

According to the 1998 Pakistan census, the population of the district was 1,160,552, 14.93% of which lived in urban environments.[4]

Punjabi is the first language[5] of 97% of the population, and Urdu – of 2.5%.[1]:27 still everyone can speak Urdu easily.

Climate[edit]

This district has a moderate climate, hot in summer and cold in winter. During the peak of summer the temperature may rise to 45 °C (113 °F) during the day, but in the winter months the minimum temperature may fall below 12 °C (54 °F). The average rainfall in the district is 388 millimetres (15.3 in).[6] mainly resonates with weather from Islamabad

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Mandi Bahauddin. Census publication. 117. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  2. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk.
  3. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mandi Bahauddin
  4. ^ Population – Urban Resource Centre Archived 2006-05-13 at the Wayback Machine. (1998 census details)
  5. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children.
  6. ^ "Average rainfall & Temperature in mandi bahauddin". World Weather. Retrieved 25 October 2013.

Coordinates: 32°35′0″N 73°30′0″E / 32.58333°N 73.50000°E / 32.58333; 73.50000