Mandi Bahauddin District

Coordinates: 32°35′0″N 73°30′0″E / 32.58333°N 73.50000°E / 32.58333; 73.50000
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Mandi Bahauddin District
ضلع منڈی بہاوالدین
Mandi Bahauddin City
Map of Punjab with Mandi-Bahauddin District highlighted
Map of Punjab with Mandi-Bahauddin District highlighted
Coordinates: 32°35′N 73°30′E / 32.583°N 73.500°E / 32.583; 73.500
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
HeadquartersMandi Bahauddin
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerShahid Imran Marth
 • District Police OfficerRaza Safdar Kazmi
 • Addl. Deputy Commissioner (Rev)Zulfiqar Ahmad
 • Total2,673 km2 (1,032 sq mi)
 • Total1,829,486
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils3

Mandi Bahauddin, also spelled Mandi Baha ud Din, (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع منڈی بہاوالدین) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Mandi Bahauddin District is in Central Punjab, Pakistan. It is bordered on the northwest by the Jhelum River, on the southeast by the Chenab River (which separates it from Gujranwala District and Gujrat District), and on the southwest by the Sargodha District. The district has an area of 2,673 square kilometres (1,032 sq mi). Mandi district currently has a population of 1.5 million people. In 1998, it had a population of 1.16 million people.[1]


Mandi Bahauddin is subdivided into Three tehsils and 80 Union Councils:[2]

Name of Tehsil Number of Union Councils
Malakwal 20
Mandi Bahauddin 30
Phalia 30
Total 80


The district forms a central portion of the Chaj Doab lying between the Jhelum and Chenab rivers. It lies from 30° 8' to 32° 40' N and 73° 36' to 73° 37' E. The tehsil headquarters towns of Phalia and Malikwal are 22.5 and 28.5 kilometres (14.0 and 17.7 mi) from Mandi Bahauddin, respectively. It is bounded in the north by the Jhelum river, which separates it from Jhelum district; on the west by Sargodha district, on the south by the river Chenab (which separates it from the Gujranwala and Hafizabad districts); and on the east by Gujrat district. The total area of the district is 2,673 square kilometres (1,032 sq mi). The district comprises the Mandi Bahauddin, Phalia, and Malakwal tehsils.[3]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1951 414,850—    
1961 490,967+1.70%
1972 721,833+3.57%
1981 846,114+1.78%
1998 1,160,552+1.88%
2017 1,594,039+1.68%
2023 1,829,486+2.32%

At the time of the 2017 census, Mandi Bahauddin district had 252,007 households and a population of 1,594,039. Mandi Bahauddin had a sex ratio of 1054 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 68.63% - 74.61% for males and 63.14% for females. 20.47% (326,358) of the population lived in urban areas. 24.88% (396,535) of the population were under 10 years of age. 0.43% (6,791) of the population were from religious minorities, mainly Christians and Ahmadis.[5] In 2023, the district had 286,168 households and a population of 1,829,486.[6]

Languages of Mandi Bahauddin district (2017)[5]

  Punjabi (96.50%)
  Urdu (1.74%)
  Pashto (1.48%)
  Others (0.28%)

At the time of the 2017 census 96.50% of the population spoke Punjabi, 1.74% Urdu and 1.48% Pashto as their first language. The dialect of Punjabi spoken here is close to the standard language.[5]

According to the 1998 Pakistan census, the population of the district was 1,160,552, 14.93% of whom lived in urban environments.[1]


This district has a moderate climate, hot in summer and cold in winter. During the peak of summer the temperature may rise to 48 °C (118 °F) during the day, but in the winter months the minimum temperature may fall below 3 °C (37 °F). The average rainfall in the district is 388 millimetres (15.3 in).[7] This mainly resonates with weather from Islamabad.[8]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mandi Bahauddin District at a Glance". Census, Government of Pakistan website. Archived from the original on 27 December 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  2. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mandi Bahauddin". website. Archived from the original on 11 September 2016. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  3. ^ History and District Overview on District Police Office, Mandi Bahauddin website Retrieved 21 January 2023
  4. ^ "Population by administrative units 1951-1998" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  5. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  7. ^ "Average rainfall & Temperature in mandi bahauddin". World Weather website. Retrieved 21 January 2023.
  8. ^ Mandi Bahauddin weather on website Retrieved 21 January 2023

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