Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan
رحیم یار خان
|District||Rahim Yar Khan|
|• Deputy Commissioner Rahim Yar Khan||Ali Shehzad|
|• Total||45 km2 (17 sq mi)|
|Elevation||80 m (260 ft)|
|• Rank||17th, Pakistan|
|• Density||9,300/km2 (24,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|Number of tehsils||4|
|Number of Union councils||139|
Rahim Yar Khan ( رحیم یار خان) is a city in Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the 17th largest city of Pakistan by population. 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.
The literacy rate in the district is 38% total for the 10th grade level school, locally known as 'graduating the Matric Examination'.
There are several notable educational institutes in the city, some of them are as follow:
- Khawaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology
- Shaikh Zayed Medical College and Hospital
- Islamia University of Bahawalpur, RYK campus
- Beaconhouse School System
- Punjab Group of Colleges
- Army Public School and College
- National College of Business Administration and Economics
- Lahore Grammar School
Shaikh Zayed International Airport is located in Rahim Yar Khan. It serves the people of city with domestic and international flights. There are daily flight from this airport to Karachi, twice in a week to/from Lahore, and once a week to Islamabad.
- "Pakistan City & Town Population List". Tageo.com website. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
- Profile of the city of Rahim Yar Khan on world66.com website Retrieved 11 March 2018
- Rahim Yar Khan to become municipal corporation Samaa TV News website, Published 13 December 2017, Retrieved 11 March 2018
- Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (2014-2015) Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan website, Published March 2016, Retrieved 12 March 2018