Multan Division

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Multan Division was an administrative division of Punjab Province, Pakistan, until the reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government.

At abolition it contained the following districts:[1]

District Area (km²) Population 1998
Multan 3,721 3,116,851
Vehari 4,373 2,090,416
Khanewal 4,349 2,068,490
Lodhran 1,790 1,171,800
Total 14,233 8,477,557

History[edit]

Multan Division was created during the British colonial rule in the South Asia. The division lay between 28°25' and 33°13 N and 69°19' and 73°39 E, the Sutlej divided it from Bahawalpur on the south-east, while the Indus flowed partly through the Division and partly along its border to the west. The headquarters of the Commissioner were at Multan (or in the hot season, at Fort Munro). The Division was abolished in 1884, but reconstituted in 1901. According to the 1881 census of India the population of the area now included was 2,036,956, in 1891 it had risen to 2,277,605, and in 1901 to 3,014,675. The total area was 29,520 square miles (76,500 km2), the division was composed of the following districts:[2]

District Area (km²) Population 1901
Multan 15,817 710,626
Mianwali 20,243 424,588
Jhang 17,229 1,002,656
Muzaffargarh 9,415 405,656
Dera Ghazi Khan 13,742 471,149
Total 76,446 3,014,675

References[edit]

  1. ^ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan
    Note: Although divisions as an administrative structure has been abolished, the election commission of Pakistan still groups districts under the division names
  2. ^ Multan Division - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 18, p. 22.

Coordinates: 30°00′N 71°40′E / 30.000°N 71.667°E / 30.000; 71.667