Vehari District

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ضِلع وِہاڑى
District
Vehari District
Map of Punjab with Vehari District highlighted
Map of Punjab with Vehari District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Headquarters Vehari
Area[1]:1
 • Total 4,364 km2 (1,685 sq mi)
Population (1998)[1]:13
 • Total 2,090,416
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Vehari District (Urdu: ضِلع وِہاڑى‎), is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Vehari is the capital of the district.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district of Vehari is administratively subdivided into three tehsils: [2]

and 3 subtehsils:

The district was created on 1 July 1976 out of the three tehsils of Multan District (Vehari, Burewala and Mailsi). The name Vehari means low-lying settlement by a flood water channel. The district lies along the right bank of the river Sutlej, which forms its southern boundary.

Language[edit]

According to the 1998 census, Punjabi was the first language[3] of 83% of the district's population, Saraiki accounted for 11% and Urdu – for 5%.[1]:18

Geography[edit]

The district is located between 29°36′N 71°44′E / 29.600°N 71.733°E / 29.600; 71.733 and 30°22′N 72°53′E / 30.367°N 72.883°E / 30.367; 72.883 and borders with Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur on the southern side, with Pakpattan on the eastern, with Khanewal and Lodhran on western and with Sahiwal and Khanewal on northern side.

The total area of the district is 4,364 square kilometres (1,685 sq mi). It is about 93 kilometres (58 mi) in length and approximately 47 kilometres (29 mi) in breadth and it is sloping gently from northeast to southwest.

Notable People[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 1998 District Census report of Vehari. Census publication. 69. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 
  2. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Vehari - Government of Pakistan
  3. ^ The census report has "mother tongue", defined as the language of communication between parents and children.

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