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Rahim Yar Khan
رحیم یار خاں
Bhong Mosque
Rahim Yar Khan is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan
Location of Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan is located in Pakistan
Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 28°25′12″N 70°18′0″E / 28.42000°N 70.30000°E / 28.42000; 70.30000Coordinates: 28°25′12″N 70°18′0″E / 28.42000°N 70.30000°E / 28.42000; 70.30000
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
DistrictRahim Yar Khan
 • MayorMehtab Waseem Azhar
 • City4,141 km2 (1,599 sq mi)
 • Urban
2,342 km2 (904 sq mi)
 • Metro
7,739 km2 (2,988 sq mi)
83 m (272 ft)
 • City477,100
 • Rank16th, Pakistan
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code068
Number of tehsils4
Number of Union councils139

Rahim Yar Khan (رحیم یار خاں) is a city in Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the 17th largest city of Pakistan by population.[2] It is the capital of Rahim Yar Khan District and Rahim Yar Khan Tehsil. The administration of the city is subdivided into nine Union Councils. In 1881, Nawab of Bahawalpur gave this city its current name by naming it after his first-born son and crown prince Rahim Yar Khan.[3][4]


The population of city in 1998 was 233,537, but according to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the population rose to 420,419 with a growth of about 80.02% in 19 years.[5]


Rahim Yar Khan Tehsils Population
Cities & Town Name 1999 2017 2021
Sadiqabad 133,986 239,677 278,935
Rahim Yar Khan 280,263 419,419 477,983
Khanpur 120,382 184,793 233,232
Liaqatpur 20,342 43,454 53,454
Bhong 2,637 5,552 5,638
Zain City Housing Scheme No-Data No-Data 400
Fazeelat Town 234 3,432 4,545
Jawad City No-Data No-Data 5,565


Litercy Rate of Rahim Yar Khan[edit]

The literacy rate for persons 15 years or older in the city is 78.6%.

Universities and colleges[edit]


  • Beaconhouse School System
  • Lahore Grammar School
  • Oxbridge Secondary School
  • Oxbridge College
  • Sheikh Zaid Public School
  • The City School
  • IIUI Schools RYK Campus
  • Star Schools of Sciences
  • MTB Schools and Colleges
  • National Garrission Cadet School
  • Holy Cross Catholic High School
  • Al-Muslim Schools and Girls College
  • Al Shoaib Grammar School
  • Al Meezan Schools
  • Punjab Daanish School (Boys/Girls) Rahim Yar Khan
  • NIMS School System


  • Oxbridge Pre Schools
  • EDUCATE Pre School
  • New Day School


  • Madrassa Al Khair, First Class Madrassa



Canal Road in Rahim Yar Khan
Flyover in Rahim Yar Khan


Shaikh Zayed International Airport is located in Rahim Yar Khan. It serves the people of city with domestic and international flights.[6] There are daily flight from this airport to Karachi, twice in a week to/from Lahore, and once a week to Islamabad.


Rahim Yar Khan is connected with rest of the country through rail. The Rahim Yar Khan railway station is a major railway station of Pakistan Railways on the Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line.

Notable people[edit]

Mian Ali Afzal, renowned banker


  1. ^ "Pakistan: Provinces and Major Cities - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  2. ^ "Pakistan City & Town Population List". Tageo.com website. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  3. ^ Profile of the city of Rahim Yar Khan on world66.com website Retrieved 11 March 2018
  4. ^ Rahim Yar Khan to become municipal corporation Samaa TV News website, Published 13 December 2017, Retrieved 11 March 2018
  5. ^ "Pakistan: Provinces and Major Cities - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  6. ^ "Shaikh Zaid - Pakistan".