Multan District

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ضِلع مُلتان
Shrine Shah Rukn-e-Alam.jpg
Aerial view of Multan Ghanta Ghar chawk.jpg
Top: Tomb of Shah Rukn-e-Alam
Bottom: Aerial view of Ghanta Ghar Chowk
Multan District highlighted within Punjab Province
Multan District highlighted within Punjab Province
Coordinates: 29°56′N 71°22′E / 29.933°N 71.367°E / 29.933; 71.367Coordinates: 29°56′N 71°22′E / 29.933°N 71.367°E / 29.933; 71.367
Number of Tehsils4
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerMudasir Riaz Malik
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • Total3,720 km2 (1,440 sq mi)
 • Total4,746,166
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
LanguagesSaraiki, Punjabi, Urdu

Multan District (Urdu: ضِلع مُلتان), is a district in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. Its capital is the city of Multan. The district has a population of 4.75 million (as of 2017) and an area of 3,720 square kilometres. The district consists of tehsils of Multan saddar, Multan city, Jalalpur Pirwala and Shujabad.[3]

Vehari, Khanewal and Lodhran were Tehsils of Multan district. Vehari was made separate district in 1976. Khanewal was cut off from Multan and made a separate district in 1985. Lodhran was split off as a separate district from Multan in 1991.[4]


Multan District is surrounded by the Khanewal to the North and North East, the Vehari to the East and Lodhran to the South. The Chenab River passes on its Western side, across which lies Muzaffargarh.


At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 4,746,166, of which 2,435,195 were males and 2,310,408 females. Rural population is 2,687,246 while the urban population is 2,058,920. The literacy rate was 60.21%.


As per the 2017 census, Muslims were the predominant religious community with 99.37% of the population while Christians were 0.54% of the population.[2]

Religion in Multan District[a]
Religion Population (1941)[5]: 42  Percentage (1941)
Islam Star and Crescent.svg 1,157,911 78.01%
Hinduism Om.svg[b] 249,872 16.83%
Sikhism Khanda.svg 61,628 4.15%
Christianity Christian cross.svg 13,270 0.89%
Others [c] 1,652 0.11%
Total Population 1,484,333 100%


At the time of the 2017 census, 64.41% of the population spoke Saraiki, 17.77% Punjabi and 16.20% Urdu as their first language.[2]


  1. Jalalpur Pirwala
  2. Multan City
  3. Multan Saddar
  4. Shujabad


  1. ^ "Multan District at Glance". Population Census Organization, Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  3. ^ "District Profile | Multan". Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Our History | Multan". Retrieved 4 October 2022.
  5. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 22 July 2022.
  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 1941 census: Including Ad-Dharmis
  3. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated

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