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Location of Faisalabad

About this sound Faisalabad  (Punjabi, Urdu: فیصل آباد‎) is a city located in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. It was formerly known as Lyallpur. Faisalabad is the third largest city in Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore. Before the foundation of the city in 1880, the area was very thinly populated. The population has risen from 9,171 in 1901 to 179,000 in 1951 and to 2,009,000 in 1998. The larger Faisalabad district had a population of about 5.4 million in 1998.

It is an important industrial centre located in the Punjab province, west of Lahore. The city-district of Faisalabad is bound on the north by the districts of Gujranwala and Sheikhupura, on the east by Sahiwal, on the south by Toba Tek Singh and on the west by Jhang. Its located 1,135 km (705 mi) from Karachi, 128 km (80 mi) from Lahore, 350 km (220 mi) from Islamabad/Rawalpindi, 187 km (116 mi) from Burewala and 70 km (43 mi) from Jhang.

Faisalabad, a city synonymous with success and growing metropolis pulsating with life, is fast evolving into the financial hub of the country. It is the largest industrial city of Pakistan and specializes in export oriented manufactured goods and the textile capital of the country.

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Faisalabad International Airport (IATA: LYPICAO: OPFA) is situated on Jhang Road, 10 km away from the city centre of Faisalabad, in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is not as large as the other airports in Pakistan, as it operates to cater mainly to the population of Faisalabad, Jhang, Toba Tek Singh, Chenab Nagar and Sargodha.

The airport traces into origins not too far into the past. The founder of the city decided that Faisalabad (Lyallpur) had a strategic position within the British Empire. In 1942, the local government gave permission for the construction of a bricked strip measuring 5000' by 100'. Various regional aircraft used the strip for a short time however as technology progressed the airstrip became quite out-dated. The national flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines began domestic operations in 1958 operating various flights from Karachi to expand on exports and imports from the ciy. It was not until 1965, the bricked airstrip was re-built to meet standards at that time. The surface was built using bitumen and the length of the runway increased to 9000' by 100' to allow the airport to handle larger jet fuelled aircraft. During 1966-1967 the construction of an airport terminal and an apron to handle prop aircraft such as the Fokker F-27 Friendship was constructed. (More...)

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The Jinnah Garden is most probably the most famous park in Faisalabad. It is locally known as "Company Baagh". The tomb of H.E Sir Charles James Lyall, is situated here.

In the news

Today is May 23, 2017
  • July 14, 2009
Karachi: Faisalabad Whites advanced into the last four as two more matches were decided on Monday in the final phase of the PFF Under-16 Youth Cup which is being held at different venues of the country. (THENEWS)


Administrative divisions of Faisalabad

Faisalabad district formerly comprised six sub-divisions; Faisalabad City, Faisalabad Sadr, Chak Jhumra, Jaranwala, Samundri, and Tandlianwala. In 2005, Faisalabad was reorganised as a City-District composed of eight autonomous towns.

  1. Lyallpur Town
  2. Madina Town
  3. Jinnah Town
  4. Iqbal Town
  5. Chak Jhumra Town
  6. Jaranwala Town
  7. Samundari Town
  8. Tandlianwala Town
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