Rasool Nagar

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Rasool Nagar
Town
Rasool Nagar is located in Pakistan
Rasool Nagar
Rasool Nagar
Coordinates: 32°11′N 74°54′E / 32.18°N 74.9°E / 32.18; 74.9Coordinates: 32°11′N 74°54′E / 32.18°N 74.9°E / 32.18; 74.9
Country  Pakistan
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Rasool Nagar or Rasulnagar (Urdu: رسول نگر‎) is a small city in Gujranwala District, situated on the bank of the Chenab River in Punjab province of Pakistan. The neighboring cities are Alipur Chatha at 8 km and Wazirabad at 40 km apart. It is located at 32°20'0N 73°47'0E with an altitude of 197 metres (649 feet)[1] and is part of Wazirabad Tehsil.[2]

Rasul Nagar is situated on Wazirabad-Pindi Bhattian highway which is being upgraded to Express Way (E-3). AA road link connects it with Alipure Chatha the nearest famous city.

History[edit]

By the 1900s Western Punjab was predominantly Muslim and supported the Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. Migration between India and Pakistan was continuous before independence. After the independence in August 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in the Western Punjab and across Pakistan.[3]During British rule Rasulnagar became part of Wazirabad Tehsil, the population according to the 1901 census was 7,121.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Location of Rasulnagar - Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ Towns & Unions in the City District of Gujranwala - Government of Pakistan
  3. ^ Dube, I. &. S. (2009). From ancient to modern: Religion, power, and community in India hardcover. Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ Wazīrābād Tahsīl - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 24, p. 378.