Wazirabad Tehsil

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Wazirabad Tehsil

تحصِيل وزِيرآباد‬
Tehsil
Tehsil Municipal Administration Wazirabad
Tehsil Municipal Administration logo
Country  Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Gujranwala
Headquarters Wazirabad
Population (2017)[1]
 • Tehsil 830,396
 • Urban 299,751
 • Rural 530,645
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)

Wazirabad Tehsil (Urdu: تحصِيل وزِيرآباد‎), is an administrative subdivision (tehsil) of Gujranwala District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The tehsil is headquartered at the city of Wazirabad and is administratively subdivided into 36 Union Councils.[2]

History[edit]

During colonial rule the tehsil was formed as a subdivision of the Gujranwala District of British Punjab. The population according to the 1901 census was 183,205 a slight increase from the 1891 census (183,606). According to the 1901 census the main towns were Wazirabad (population, 18,069), Ramnagar (7,121), Sodhra (5,050), and Akalgarh (4,961) - the tehsil also contained 254 villages. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-,4 amounted to RS. 2,70,000.[3]

The Imperial Gazetteer of India (written over a century ago during the rule of the British) describes the tehsil as follows: "The tahsīl consists of a riverain belt along the Chenab rich and highly developed tract along the Siālkot border, with abundant well-irrigation; and the level uplands known as the Bāngar. The head-works of the Chenāb Canal are at Khānkī in this tahsīl."[3]

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