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Location of Narowal in Punjab.
|• Total||2,337 km2 (902 sq mi)|
|• Density||730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|Number of Tehsils||3|
Narowal District (Punjabi and Urdu: ضِلع نارووال), is a district in the province of Punjab of Pakistan. Narowal city is the capital of the district. During the British rule, Narowal was the town of Raya Khas tehsil of Sialkot District. Narowal District formed in 1991, when the two tehsils of Narowal and Shakargarh were split off from Sialkot District.
|Tehsil||No. of Unions|
The district is bounded by on the northwest by Sialkot, by India on the north by Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, on the southeast by the Gurdaspur district and Pathankot district, on the south by Amritsar district, and on the southwest by Sheikhupura district in Pakistan.
The total area of the district is approximately 2,337 square kilometres. Prior to the creation of Zafarwal Tehsil in July 2009, Narowal Tehsil occupied 1,065 square kilometres while the remaining area (1,272 square kilometres) fell in Shakargarh Tehsil. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, Narowal District's population was 1,256,097, of which only 12.11% were urbans.
According to the 1998 census, the district has a population of 1,265,000, 12% of which is urban.:19 The predominant language is Punjabi, which was the first language of 98% of the population, while Urdu accounted for 1.2%.:24
Notable people from Narowal District
- Dev Anand, Bollywood actor, director & producer
- Daniyal Aziz, State Minister of Broadcasting
- Shiv Kumar Batalvi, Punjabi poet
- Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry Sulehria, justice
- Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Pakistani revolutionary poet.
- Abrar-ul-Haq, Singer-songwriter, Philanthropist, Politician
- Syed Saeed ul Hassan, Minister of Punjab for Auqaf and Religious Affairs
- Ahsan Iqbal Sulehria, Interior Minister of Pakistan
- Adnan Ilyas Sulehri, cricketer
- Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar Khan Sulehria, longest serving Parliamentarian in the history of Pakistan.
- Naseer Ahmad Malhi, One of the founding fathers of Pakistan and the first education minister of Pakistan
- Chaudhry Abdul Rahim, politician
- Des Raj, cricket umpire
- Afzal Ahsan Randhawa, writer
- Gurbachan Singh Salaria, Indian Army Officer
- Z. A. Suleri, political journalist
- "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017.
- "Narowal - Punjab Portal". Retrieved 15 December 2016.
- "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Narowal". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 1 April 2008.
- "Zafarwal to become tehsil on July 1". Dawn. 2 February 2009. Retrieved 25 May 2010.
- Urban Resource Centre - Population table Archived 2006-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
- 1998 District Census report of Narowal. Census publication. 58. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999.
- "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children and recorded of each individual.
- "His family". Dawn. Pakistan. 11 February 2011. Retrieved 20 October 2019.