Faisalabad District

Coordinates: 31°25′05.10″N 73°04′39.27″E / 31.4180833°N 73.0775750°E / 31.4180833; 73.0775750
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Faisalabad District
ضلع فیصل آباد
Lyallpur
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; 73.0775750
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DivisionFaisalabad
HeadquartersFaisalabad
Number of Tehsils6
Government
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerImran Hamid Shaikh[1]
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
Area
 • Total5,857 km2 (2,261 sq mi)
Population
 (2023)[2]
 • Total9,075,819
 • Density1,500/km2 (4,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
LanguagesPunjabi, Urdu
Websitefaisalabad.punjab.gov.pk

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.[7]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Faisalabad District is part of Faisalabad Division.

In 2005 Faisalabad was reorganized as a City-District. It comprises six Tehsils.[8][7]

  1. Chak Jhumra[7]
  2. Faisalabad City[9]
  3. Faisalabad Sadar[9]
  4. Jaranwala[7]
  5. Samundri[7]
  6. Tandlianwala[7]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1951 1,548,689—    
1961 1,990,297+2.54%
1972 3,163,756+4.30%
1981 3,561,909+1.33%
1998 5,429,547+2.51%
2017 7,882,444+1.98%
2023 9,075,819+2.38%
Sources:[10]

At the time of the 2017 census, Faisalabad district had 1,209,954 households and a population of 7,882,444. Faisalabad had a sex ratio of 951 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 69.83% - 74.68% for males and 64.75% for females. 3,766,866 (47.78%) lived in urban areas. 1,948,827 (24.72%) were under 10 years of age.[11] In 2023, the district had 1,384,668 households and a population of 9,075,819.[2]

Total Population according to censuses
Administrative Unit 1981[12] 1998[12] 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

Religion[edit]

Religion in Faisalabad district (2017)[11]
Religion Percent
Islam
96.49%
Christianity
3.36%
Other or not stated
0.15%
Religion in Faisalabad District[a][b]
Religion Population (1941)[13]: 42  Percentage (1941) Population (2011) Percentage (2011)
Islam 877,518 62.85% 7,606,012 96.49%
Sikhism 262,737 18.82%
Hinduism [c] 204,059 14.61% 598 0.01%
Christianity 51,694 3.7% 264,677 3.36%
Ahmadi 10,959 0.14%
Others [d] 297 0.02% 198 0%
Total Population 1,396,305 100% 7,882,444 100%

Language[edit]

Languages of Faisalabad district (2017)[11]

  Punjabi (96.48%)
  Urdu (2.02%)
  Others (1.50%)

At the time of the 2017 census, 96.48% of the population spoke Punjabi and 2.02% Urdu as their first language.[11]

Transportation[edit]

Road[edit]

Rail[edit]

Air[edit]

Education[edit]

Punjab Group of Colleges (Girls Campus) Service Road

Punjab Group of Colleges (Boys Campus) Service Road

Government College University Faisalabad

University of Agriculture, Faisalabad

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DC Directs Polio Teams To Remain Active For Achieving Target". UrduPoint. 21 January 2023. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b "TABLE 1 : HOUSEHOLDS, POPULATION, HOUSEHOLD SIZE AND ANNUAL GROWTH RATE" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 2023.
  3. ^ "History of Faisalabad". Punjab Portal website. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  4. ^ Urban Resource Centre (1998 census details) Archived 13 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "A Histroty of Faisalabad City". Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry website. Archived from the original on 22 May 2017. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  6. ^ 1998 District Census report of Faisalabad. Census publication. Vol. 116. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  7. ^ a b c d e f "Towns & Unions in the City District of Faisalabad". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan website. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  8. ^ "Faisalabad, Punjab Portal". punjab.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  9. ^ a b c "District And Tehsil Level Population Summary With Region Breakup (Faisalabad District)" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 November 2018. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  10. ^ "Population by administrative units 1951-1998" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  11. ^ a b c d "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  12. ^ a b "1951-1998 censuses" (PDF). pbs.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  13. ^ "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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