Rahim Yar Khan

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Rahim Yar Khan

رحیم یار خان
District Headquarters
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
Province Punjab
District Rahim Yar Khan
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner Sorac Aman Rana
Area
 • Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Population
 • Estimate (2017) 420,419[1]
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)
Calling code 068
Number of towns 4
Number of Union councils 139

Rahim Yar Khan ( رحیم یار خان‬) is a city in Punjab province of Pakistan.[2]

It is the capital of Rahim Yar Khan District and of 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.[3][4].

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