Faisalabad District

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Faisalabad District
ضلع فیصل آباد
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.jpg
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Top: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Bottom: Gat Wala Lake
Faisalabad District highlighted within Punjab Province
Faisalabad District highlighted within Punjab Province
Coordinates: 31°25′05.10″N 73°04′39.27″E / 31.4180833°N 73.0775750°E / 31.4180833; 73.0775750Coordinates: 31°25′05.10″N 73°04′39.27″E / 31.4180833°N 73.0775750°E / 31.4180833; 73.0775750
Number of Tehsils6
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerImran Hamid Shaikh[1]
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • Total5,857 km2 (2,261 sq mi)
 • Total7,882,444
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
LanguagesPunjabi, Urdu

Faisalabad District (Lyallpur District until 1979)[3] (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع فیصل آباد) is one of the districts of Punjab province, Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 3,029,547 of which almost 42% were in Faisalabad City. It is the third largest city of Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore.[4]

After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the Muslim refugees from Eastern Punjab and Haryana settled in the Faisalabad District. It initially lacked industry, hospitals and universities. Since independence, there has been industrial growth, and the city's population is continually growing. Notable industry in the district include but not limited to Textile (spinning, weaving, printing, dying, stitching), Chemicals (acids, caustics, industrial gases, potash, chlorides, etc.), consumer goods (soaps, vegetable oil, detergents), Engineering (light electrical equipment, engineering goods), Metals & Metallurgy (steels, alloys) and Power (power equipment, power production).[5]

Initially a part of Jhang District, it gained the status of a separate district in 1904.[6] In 1982 Toba Tek Singh District (until then a Tehsil of Faisalabad District) was created as a separate district from Faisalabad. As of 2006, it is a City-District consisting of the city of Faisalabad and its surrounding areas.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Faisalabad District is part of Faisalabad Division.

In 2005 Faisalabad was reorganized as a City-District. It comprises six Tehsils.[7]

  1. Chak Jhumra
  2. Faisalabad City
  3. Faisalabad Sadar
  4. Jaranwala
  5. Samundri
  6. Tandlianwala


At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 7,882,444, of which 4,038,932 were males and 3,842,684 females. Rural population is 4,115,578 while the urban population is 3,766,866. The literacy rate was 69.83%.

Total Population according to censuses
Administrative Unit 1981[8] 1998[8] 2017[9]
Chak Jhumra 202,078 253,806 332,461
Faisalabad City 1,181,562 2,140,346 3,238,841
Faisalabad Sadar 666,023 924,110 1,465,411
Jaranwala 747,890 1,054,698 1,492,276
Samundri 378,302 515,785 643,068
Tandlianwala 386,054 540,802 702,733
Faisalabad District 3,561,909 5,429,547 7,874,790


As per the 2017 census, Muslims were the predominant religious community with 96.49% of the population while Christians were 3.36% of the population.[2]

Religion in Faisalabad District[a][b]
Religion Population (1941)[10]: 42  Percentage (1941)
Islam Star and Crescent.svg 877,518 62.85%
Sikhism Khanda.svg 262,737 18.82%
Hinduism Om.svg[c] 204,059 14.61%
Christianity Christian cross.svg 51,694 3.7%
Others [d] 297 0.02%
Total Population 1,396,305 100%


At the time of the 2017 census, 96.48% of the population spoke Punjabi and 2.02% Urdu as their first language.[2]






Punjab Group of Colleges (Girls Campus) Service Road

Punjab Group of Colleges (Boys Campus) Service Road

Government College University Faisalabd

Agriculture university Faisalabad.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "DC Directs Polio Teams To Remain Active For Achieving Target". UrduPoint. 21 January 2023. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  3. ^ "History of Faisalabad". Punjab Portal. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  4. ^ Urban Resource Centre (1998 census details) Archived 13 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "A Histroty of Faisalabad City". Archived from the original on 22 May 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  6. ^ 1998 District Census report of Faisalabad. Census publication. Vol. 116. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  7. ^ "Faisalabad, Punjab Portal". punjab.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  8. ^ a b "1951-1998 censuses" (PDF). pbs.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  9. ^ "Faisalabad summary" (PDF). pbs.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  10. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  1. ^ Formerly known as Lyallpur District, prior to district renaming in 1979.
  2. ^ Historic district borders may not be an exact match in the present-day due to various bifurcations to district borders — which since created new districts — throughout the historic Punjab Province region during the post-independence era that have taken into account population increases.
  3. ^ 1941 census: Including Ad-Dharmis
  4. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated

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