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Multan District

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Multan
ضِلع مُلتان
District
Multan District highlighted within Punjab Province
Multan District highlighted within Punjab Province
Coordinates: 30°05′N 71°40′E / 30.083°N 71.667°E / 30.083; 71.667Coordinates: 30°05′N 71°40′E / 30.083°N 71.667°E / 30.083; 71.667
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Headquarters Multan
Number of Tehsils 4
Government
 • Commissioner Multan Division Bilal Ahmad Butt[1]
 • District Coordination Officer Zahid Saleem Gondal
Area[2][3][4]
 • Total 3,721 km2 (1,437 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 3,116,851
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Languages Saraiki, Punjabi, Urdu

Multan District (Urdu: ضِلع مُلتان‎), is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 3,116,851 (1.315 million or 42.2% in urban areas).[2][4][5] Its capital is the city of Multan. The district of Multan is spread over an area of 3,721 square kilometres.

Location[edit]

Multan District is surrounded by the Khanewal to the North and North East, the Vehari to the East and Lodhran to the South. The Chenab River passes on its Western side, across which lies Muzaffargarh.

Demography[edit]

According to the 1998 census, Saraiki is the most widely used first language[6] spoken by 61% of the population. It is followed by Punjabi with 22% and Urdu with 16%.[7]:29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "President formally launches national census". Jasarat Newspaper English. 15 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Multan District at Glance". Population Census Organization, Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 18 June 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Punjab-Population of Urban Places 1901-98". Urban Resource Centre. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Pakistan: General Information". Geohive. Geohive. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  5. ^ "Punjab-Population of Urban Places 1901-98". Urban Resource Centre. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. 
  6. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children, and recorded of each individual
  7. ^ 1998 District Census report of Multan. Census publication. 34. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999. 

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