Mithankot

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Mithan Kot
مِٹهن كوٹ
Kot Mithan
The tomb of Khawaja Ghulam Fareed is located in Mithankot
The tomb of Khawaja Ghulam Fareed is located in Mithankot
Mithan Kot is located in Pakistan
Mithan Kot
Mithan Kot
Coordinates: 28°57′0″N 70°22′0″E / 28.95000°N 70.36667°E / 28.95000; 70.36667
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Population
 • Total 120,504
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal code 33600
Calling code 0604

Mithankot (Urdu: مِٹهن كوٹ‎) is a city in southern Punjab, Pakistan. Mithankot is located on the west bank of the Indus River, a short distance downstream from its junction with Panjnad River. The city is famous for being the site of the tomb of the famous Saraiki poet, Khwaja Ghulam Farid.

Climate and economy[edit]

The climate is arid and desert-like, the average annual rainfall being only 4 inches (100mm). It is extremely hot in summer and quite cold in winter. To the south side is the great Indus River.

The cultivation of crops such as wheat, sugarcane, cotton and rice is enabled through irrigation from the canals from the Indus.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rahman, Mushtaqur; Islam, M. Aminul; Bagchi, Deipica (1981). Agrarian egalitarianism: land tenures and land reforms in South Asia. Kendall/Hunt. p. 137. 

Coordinates: 28°57′N 70°22′E / 28.950°N 70.367°E / 28.950; 70.367