Dera Ghazi Khan Division

Coordinates: 30°28′N 70°24′E / 30.467°N 70.400°E / 30.467; 70.400
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Dera Ghazi Khan Division
ڈیرہ غازی خان ڈویژن
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
CapitalDera Ghazi Khan
 • Total38,778 km2 (14,972 sq mi)
 • Total11,014,398
 • Density280/km2 (740/sq mi)

Dera Ghazi Khan Division is an administrative division of the Punjab Province, Pakistan. The division was established in 1982, reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government but division system was restored again in 2008. Hindko and Pashto are the two dominant languages of this division [2][3][4]


It contains the following districts:[5]


During British rule, All the districts that later formed Dera Ghazi Khan Division, collectively formed a district of Multan Division.[6] After independence, Dera Ghazi Khan was made into a division in its own right in 1982. It was abolished in 2000 but restored in 2008.


According to 2017 census, DG Khan Division had a population of 11,021,214, which includes 5,627,413 males and 5,392,956 females. DG Khan Division constitutes 10,994,261 Muslims, 17,738 Christians, 5,778 Ahmadi followed by 2,298 Hindus, 678 scheduled castes and 461 others.

Religions in DG Khan Division (2017)

  Islam (99.75%)
  Christianity (0.16%)
  Ahmadi (0.05%)
  Hinduism (0.02%)
  Scheduled Caste (0.001%)
  Other (0.001%)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29.
  2. ^ Archived 2015-04-16 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Punjab Government Plans to Carve a New District from Lahore". Archived from the original on 2010-06-03.
  4. ^ Akhtar*, Sohail (2018-05-11). "The Historical and Archeological Significance Dera Ghazi Khan District through Ages". Archaeology & Anthropology: Open Access. 2 (1): 1–4.
  5. ^ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan Archived 2006-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
    Note: Although divisions as an administrative structure has been abolished, the election commission of Pakistan still groups districts under the division names
  6. ^ Dera Ghāzi Khān District Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 11, p. 248.

30°28′N 70°24′E / 30.467°N 70.400°E / 30.467; 70.400