Rahim Yar Khan District

Rahim Yar Khan District (Urdu: ضلع رحیم یار خان‎) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan and the city of Rahim Yar Khan is its capital. The city itself is administratively subdivided into nine Union Councils.

Rahim Yar Khan District

ضلع رحیم یار خان
Railway station platforms
Rahim Yar Khan district is highlighted in map of Punjab
Rahim Yar Khan district is highlighted in map of Punjab
Coordinates: 28°25′12″N 70°18′00″E / 28.42000°N 70.30000°ECoordinates: 28°25′12″N 70°18′00″E / 28.42000°N 70.30000°E
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
HeadquartersRahim Yar Khan
Tehsils4
Area
 • Total11,880 km2 (4,590 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total4,814,006
 • Density410/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Gender ratio
105.2 male / 100 female
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Geography

The district lies between 27°40'-29°16' north latitudes and 60°45'-70°01' east longitudes. The riverain area of the district lies close to eastern bank of the river Indus and Panjnad. The Rahim Yar Khan District is bounded on the north by Muzaffargarh District, on the east by Bahawalpur District, on the south by Jaisalmer district (India) and Ghotki District of Sindh province, and on the west by Rajanpur District.

This district is divided into three main physical features: (a) Riverside area, b) canal-irrigated area, and (c) desert area which is called Cholistan. The Riverside area of the district lies close on the southern side of the Indus river mainly falling in the river bed. The canal-irrigated area lies on the south and is separated by main Minchan Bund. The approximate height of the irrigated area is 150 to 200 meters (490 to 655 ft) above sea level. The third part of the area, called Cholistan, lies in the south of the irrigated tract up to the Indo-Pak border. The surface of the desert consists of a succession of sand dunes rising at places to a height of 150 meters (492 ft) and covered with the vegetation peculiar to sandy tracts.

Demography

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the total population of Rahim Yar Khan district was 3,141,053 of which 19.16% were urban[1] an intercensal percentage increase of 70.6 since March, 1981 when it was 1,841,451. The average annual growth rate was 3.2 percent during this period. The total area of the district is 11,880 square kilometres which gives population density of 264 persons per square kilometre as against 155 persons observed in 1981 indicating a fast growth rate of the district.

The urban population was 616,582 or 19.6 percent of the total population of the district which grew at an average rate of 4.3 percent during 1981-98 and had decreased from 4.7 percent observed during 1972-81. There are three Municipal Committees and five Town Committees in the district.

The population of the district is predominantly Muslims i.e. 96.7 percent. The next higher percentage is of Hindu (Jati) with 1.8 percent, followed by Scheduled Castes 0.6 percent. While other minorities like Christians, Ahmadi etc. are very small in number. The proportion of population of Muslims is higher in urban than rural areas.

According to the 1998 census, the most widely spoken first language[3] in the district was Saraiki, spoken by 62.6% of the population. 27.3% identified their language as Punjabi, 2.9% – as Urdu and 2.9% – as Sindhi.[4]:36 The local dialect (see Riasti) belongs to the southern dialect group of Saraiki.[5] Other languages spoken are Bagri/Choolistani and Haryanvi.

History

It has been renamed customarily amid last 5000 years, first available (on record) name was AROR or ALOR, and then it became City of Pattan, Phul Wada, Noshehra and now Rahim Yar Khan. The ancient tower of Pattan Minarah is standing just 13 km away from city center in the south in its original form. Rahim Yar Khan has had the status of a separate district since 1943. The district derives its name from its headquarters, the city of Rahim Yar Khan, which was known as "Naushehra" until 1881. To avoid confusion with the similarly named city of Nowshera, the ruler of Bahawalpur, Nawab Sadiq Khan IV, renamed it after his first son, Rahim Yar Khan.[4]:1

Education

The literacy rate in the district is 38% total for the 10th grade level school, locally known as 'graduating the Matric Examination'.[6]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Rahim Yar Khan District At A Glance on pbs.gov.pk website Retrieved 12 March 2018
  2. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
  3. ^ defined as the language for communication between parents and children
  4. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Rahim Yar Khan. Census publication. 126. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  5. ^ Wagha, Muhammad Ahsan (1997). The development of Siraiki language in Pakistan (Ph.D.). School of Oriental and African Studies. pp. 229–31. (requires registration).
  6. ^ Pakistan Social and Living Standards Measurement Survey (2014-2015) Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan website, Published March 2016, Retrieved 12 March 2018
Adam Sahaba railway station

Adam Sahaba railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: آدم صحابہ ریلوے اسٹیشن ) is located in Adam Sahaba town, in the Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab, a province of Pakistan.

Firoza railway station

Firoza railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: فیروزہ ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Firoza village, Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province, Pakistan.

Jhetha Bhutta railway station

Jhetha Bhutta railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: جھتھا بھٹہ ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Jhetha Bhutta village, Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province, Pakistan.

Khanpur

Khanpur (Urdu, Punjabi: خانپور ) is a city and Tehsil of the Rahim Yar Khan District of Bahawalpur Division, in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Khanpur railway station

Khanpur railway station (Urdu and Urdu: خان پور ریلوے اسٹیشن‎) is located in Khanpur city, Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province of the Pakistan. It is a major railway station of Pakistan Railways on Karachi-Peshawar main line.

The station is staffed and has advance and current reservation offices. Food stalls are also located on it platforms.

Kot Samaba railway station

Kot Samaba railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: کوٹ سمابہ ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Kot Samaba village, Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province of the Pakistan.

Liaquat Pur railway station

Liaquat Pur railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: لِياقت پُور ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Liaquat Pur on main railway line. From north it becomes the first railway station in Rahim Yar Khan district. The railway station is centered in the city's territory as it divides the city into two parts. The right side of the city is called Kachi Mandi while the opposite is known as Pakki Mandi. The railway line was first planned in 1883 when it was in British India. In 1889 a single line of a Broad gauge was laid. Later it became a two line link and in 1903 a station was built here and was named after this town "Chaudri". After the independence of Pakistan, in 1956 the name was changed to Liaquat Pur in honour of Pakistan's first Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan.

Liaquatpur

Liaquatpur (لِياقت پُور) is a city and capital of Liaqatpur Tehsil in Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located at 28°55'60N 70°57'0E with an altitude of 95 metres (314 feet).

Liaquatpur Tehsil

Liaquatpur (Urdu: تحصِيل لِياقت پُور‎) is a tehsil located in Rahimyar Khan District, Punjab, Pakistan. Its capital is Liaquatpur. It is administratively subdivided into 25 Union Councils.

Machi Goth railway station

Machi Goth railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: ماچھی گوٹھ ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Machi Goth village, Rahim Yar Khan District of Punjab province, Pakistan.

Rahim Yar Khan

Rahim Yar Khan ( رحیم یار خان) is a city in Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the 17th largest city of Pakistan. According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, its population is 420,419.

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.

Rahim Yar Khan Tehsil

Rahim Yar Khan Tehsil (Urdu: تحصیل رحیم یار خان‎) is an administrative subdivision (tehsil) of Rahim Yar Khan District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Rahim Yar Khan railway station

Rahim Yar Khan railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: رحیم یار خان ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Rahim Yar Khan city, Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province, Pakistan. It is a major railway station of Pakistan Railways on Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line. The station is staffed and has advance and current reservation offices. Food stalls are also located on it platforms.

Sadiqabad, Punjab

Sadiqabad is a city and capital of Sadiqabad Tehsil in Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab province of Pakistan. It is situated at the border of Sindh and Punjab. According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, its population is 239,677. It is ranked 32nd in the List of largest cities of Pakistan.

Sadiqabad Tehsil

Sadiqabad (Urdu: تحصیل صادق آباد‎) is a tehsil located in Rahim Yar Khan District, Punjab province of Pakistan situated at the border of Sindh and Punjab. It is located on the east bank of the Indus River. Sadiqabad is an agricultural as well as a semi-industrialized city. The city is named after Amīr Sadeq Mohammad Khan V of Bahawalpur State. The new city was inaugurated in 1948. Sadiqabad is the Tehsil headquarters; located on the main railway line road KLP road. It is the last city of Punjab province while traveling from Lahore to Karachi by rail or road. This Tehsil stands as transitional area between the two provinces where Sindi and Saraiki cultures survive together, along with the tamest of Sindhi culture on its western boundary Ghotki District of Sindh and on its northern side Rajanpur District of Punjab. The Indian border is about 25 km on the southern side of Sadiqabad.

Sadiqabad railway station

Sadiqabad railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: صادق آباد ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Sadiqabad city, Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province, Pakistan.

Sahja railway station

Sahja Railway Station is located in Sahja, union council of Tehsil Khanpur Rahim Yar Khan district of the Punjab province, Pakistan.

Tarinda railway station

Tarinda railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: ترنڈہ ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Tarinda village, Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab province of the Pakistan.

Walhar railway station

Walhar railway station (Urdu and Punjabi: ولہار ریلوے اسٹیشن) is located in Walhar village, Sadiqabad Tehsil of Punjab province, Pakistan.

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