Jampur

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Jampur
City
Deen Muhammad Khan Mosque
Deen Muhammad Khan Mosque
Jampur is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Jampur
Jampur
Location of Jampur
Jampur is located in Pakistan
Jampur
Jampur
Jampur (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 29°23′N 70°21′E / 29.38°N 70.35°E / 29.38; 70.35Coordinates: 29°23′N 70°21′E / 29.38°N 70.35°E / 29.38; 70.35
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
DivisionDera Ghazi Khan
DistrictJampur
Government
Elevation
103 m (338 ft)
Population
 • City110,000
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code0604
Union councils19

Jampur (جام پور) is a capital city of Jampur District, in Punjab province of Pakistan. It comprises an area of about 2322 square kilometers and has a population of about 87,858 (2017)[2] It is the capital of Jampur Tehsil. To the west are the high and dry barren mountains of the Sulaiman Range. To the east is the Indus river.

Etymology[edit]

The old name of Jampur was Jadam Pur.The word Jampur has two parts: "JAM" and "PUR". "Jadam"(was Jakhar by Caste) faded into "Jam" with the passage of time. "Pur" means "vivified by" or "populated by".

Educational institutes[edit]

Jampur is a lightly populated city with a lack of industry, though the land is fertile. One of the main local educational institutes is Govt. Boys High School Jampur[3] which was founded in 1885, as a consequence of the introduction of the British Government system in 1857. Jampur has two public girls high schools for education up to the 10th class. The city has one public college for boys and one for girls.

Medical facilities[edit]

Jampur has a Tehsil Headquarter Hospital (T.H.Q) which consists of 1000 beds and many private clinics where specialized doctors serve.

Civil administration[edit]

Tehsil Jampur has 19 Union Councils namely: Allahabad, Basti Rindan, Bokhara, Burrerywala, Dajal, Hajipur, Harrand, Jampur East, Jampur Gharbi, Kot Tahir, Kotla Dewan, Kotla Mughlan, Muhammad Pur, Noorpur Manjuwala, Noshahera, Tal Shumali, Tatarwala, Tibbi Lundan, Wah Leshari[4]

The city used to have tribal and sub-tribal systems due to the Baloch tribes that settled her but is very modern now due to education and access to technology like the internet.

Local tribes include most of Jakhar (Jatt Tribe) Dhandla (Jatt tribe) Khethran (Baloch) Chandia (Baloch), Ghilzai (Pashtun),Syed Tribe(Inayat Shah Grandsons) Ghauri, Mohana, Khokhar, Pitafi (Baloch), Jamali (Baloch), Lashari (Baloch), Leghari (Baloch), Ahmadani (Baloch), Babbar (Baloch), Daya Zat, Sial, Lound, Gorchani, Rind, Mazarin, Mirza, Rata, Manjhota, Arwal, Meo, Niazi, Domki, Muhammadani, Waswani, Mundrani, and other Jat tribes.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Punjāb (Pakistan): Province, Major Cities, Municipalites & Towns - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  2. ^ "Punjāb (Pakistan): Province, Major Cities, Municipalities & Towns - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  3. ^ "Log in or sign up to view". www.facebook.com.
  4. ^ "TMA JamPur Website". Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved 2012-12-24.