Rahim Yar Khan

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Rahim Yar Khan

رحیم یار خان
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Rahim Yar Khan is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan
Location of Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan is located in Pakistan
Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 28°25′12″N 70°18′0″E / 28.42000°N 70.30000°E / 28.42000; 70.30000Coordinates: 28°25′12″N 70°18′0″E / 28.42000°N 70.30000°E / 28.42000; 70.30000
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
DistrictRahim Yar Khan
 • Deputy Commissioner Rahim Yar KhanAli Shehzad[1]
 • Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
80 m (260 ft)
 • Total420,419
 • Rank17th, Pakistan
 • Density9,300/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code068
Number of tehsils4
Number of Union councils139

Rahim Yar Khan ( رحیم یار خان) is a city in Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the 17th largest city of Pakistan by population.[3] It is the capital of Rahim Yar Khan District and Rahim Yar Khan Tehsil. The administration of the city is subdivided into nine Union Councils. In 1881, Nawab of Bahawalpur gave this city its current name by naming it after his first-born son and crown prince Rahim Yar Khan.[4][5]


The population of city in 1998 was 233,537, but according to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the population rose to 420,419 with a growth of about 80.02% in 19 years.[6]


The literacy rate in the district is 38% total for the 10th grade level school, locally known as 'graduating the Matric Examination'.[7]

Educational institutes[edit]

There are several notable educational institutes in the city, some of them are as follow:


Road in Rahim Yar Khan
Flyover in Rahim Yar Khan


Shaikh Zayed International Airport is located in Rahim Yar Khan. It serves the people of city with domestic and international flights.[8] There are daily flight from this airport to Karachi, twice in a week to/from Lahore, and once a week to Islamabad.


Rahim Yar Khan is connected with rest of the country through rail. The Rahim Yar Khan railway station is a major railway station of Pakistan Railways on the Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line.


  1. ^ https://epaper.dawn.com/DetailImage.php?StoryImage=30_11_2019_002_005
  2. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/Pakistan-100T.html
  3. ^ "Pakistan City & Town Population List". Tageo.com website. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  4. ^ Profile of the city of Rahim Yar Khan on world66.com website Retrieved 11 March 2018
  5. ^ Rahim Yar Khan to become municipal corporation Samaa TV News website, Published 13 December 2017, Retrieved 11 March 2018
  6. ^ http://www.citypopulation.de/Pakistan-100T.html
  7. ^ Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (2014-2015) Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan website, Published March 2016, Retrieved 12 March 2018
  8. ^ https://www.world-airport-codes.com/pakistan/sheikh-zayed-international-6188.html

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