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Jhang District (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع جھنگ) is a district of Faisalabad Division in the Punjab province, Pakistan. The city of Jhang is the district's capital. In 2009, the tehsil of Chiniot became the separate Chiniot District.
Map of Punjab, with Jhang District shown in orange.
|• Total||6,166 km2 (2,381 sq mi)|
|• Density||440/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PKT)|
|Number of Tehsils||4|
(95%)District Officer B&F Omer Draz +923427935933
According to the 1998 census, 95% of the population in the Jhang and Shorkot Tehsils identified their first language as Punjabi, and 3.8% as Urdu. The local dialect, Jhangi, is intermediate between Standard Punjabi and Saraiki.
Following are some of the notable educational institutes of the district:
- Sultan Bahoo, a Sufi saint
- Abdus Salam, Nobel Prize winner in physics
- Muhammad Arif Khan Rajbana Sial, politician, close associate of the Quaid-e-Azam and key figure in the Independence Movement of Pakistan
- Aleem Dar, cricket player
- Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a Sufi Scholar, Politician, Founder of Minhaj-Ul-Quran International and Pakistan Awami Tehreek
- "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Jhang the – Government of Pakistan". Nrb.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 12 February 2008. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
- Administrative Units of Pakistan (Tehsils/Talukas) Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine Statistics Division, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics, Government of Pakistan
- PCO 2000, pp. 95–96.
- Wagha 1997, pp. 229–31.
- http://www.chenab.edu.pk chenab.edu.pk
- 1998 District Census report of Jhang. Census publication. 114. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
- Wagha, Muhammad Ahsan (1997). The development of Siraiki language in Pakistan (Ph.D.). School of Oriental and African Studies.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)