Kharian

Coordinates: 32°48′39″N 73°51′53″E / 32.81083°N 73.86472°E / 32.81083; 73.86472
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Kharian
کھارِیاں
Kharian Cantonment
Nickname: 
Little Norway
Kharian is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Kharian
Kharian
Kharian is located in Pakistan
Kharian
Kharian
Coordinates: 32°48′39″N 73°51′53″E / 32.81083°N 73.86472°E / 32.81083; 73.86472
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
DivisionGujrat
DistrictGujrat
Elevation263 m (863 ft)
Population
 • City87,419
DemonymKharians
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code0537
Highways N-5
M-12

Kharian (Punjabi, Urdu: کھارِیاں), is a city located within the Gujrat District of the Pakistani province of Punjab. It is the headquarters of Kharian Tehsil. It has a population of over 87,000, according to the 2017 census.[2]

It is known as Little Norway of Pakistan because more than 70 percent of Pakistanis in Norway belong to this area.[3][4]

Military[edit]

Major Aziz Bhatti, one of the recipients of the Nishan Hyder, also belongs to this tehsil. The largest military cantonment of Pakistan is also present in this city.[5]

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kharian City, Gujrat, Pakistan on the Elevation Map. Topographic Map of Kharian City, Gujrat, Pakistan".
  2. ^ a b "Punjāb (Pakistan): Province, Major Cities, Municipalites & Towns - Population Statistics, Maps". Citypopulation.de website. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  3. ^ Mussadaq, Maha (4 March 2012). "Claim to fame: A little bit of Norway lives in Kharian". The Express Tribune. Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  4. ^ Shahzad, Mirza Khurram (26 September 2014). "Footprints: Norway in Pakistan". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 23 January 2023.
  5. ^ "Home page | Cantonment Board Kharian". www.cbkharian.gov.pk. Retrieved 13 February 2023.