Rajanpur

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Rajanpur
راجن پور
District Rajanpur, Pakistan
Gateway of Rajanpur's Harand Fort
Gateway of Rajanpur's Harand Fort
Rajanpur is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Rajanpur
Rajanpur
Rajanpur is located in Pakistan
Rajanpur
Rajanpur
Coordinates: 29°6′15″N 70°19′29″E / 29.10417°N 70.32472°E / 29.10417; 70.32472Coordinates: 29°6′15″N 70°19′29″E / 29.10417°N 70.32472°E / 29.10417; 70.32472
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DivisionDera Ghazi Khan
DistrictRajanpur
Foundation of Old City1770s
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Committee
 • ChairmanKunawar Kamal Akhtar
 • Vice ChairmanCh. Naeem Saqib Advocate
 • Chief OfficerSyed Masood-ur-Rauf Ahmad Rizvi Qazi
 • Municipal Officer (Finance)Muhammad Akram Bari
 • Computer SectionAbdullah Hussain Dreshak
Population
 • City99,089
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)+6
Postal code
33500
Dialling code604[3]
AcronymRJP
DemonymRajanpuri
Highways N-55
Websitehttp://www.mcrajanpur.lgpunjab.org.pk/

Rajanpur (Urdu: راجن پُور), is a city and the headquarters of Rajanpur District in the far southwestern part of Punjab, Pakistan. The district lies entirely west of the Indus River. it is a narrow, 32 kilometres (20 mi) to 64 kilometres (40 mi) wide strip of land sandwiched between the Indus River on the east and the Sulaiman Mountains on the west. Most of its inhabitants are Saraikis and Baloch.

History[edit]

Rajanpur was founded in 1732-33 by Makhdoom Sheikh Rajan Shah,[4][5] from whom the city's name derives.[6] Sheikh Rajan established Rajanpur in an area that he had captured from Nahar tribesmen.[4] The settlement remained a largely unimportant village until flooding in 1862 severely damaged the nearby district headquarters at Mithankot - leading to the transfer of government offices to Rajanpur.[4] A small dispensary clinic was established in Rajanpur that same year.[7] Rajanpur was then constituted as a municipality in 1873.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipal Committee Rajanpur". Local Government Punjab. Retrieved 2018-04-24.
  2. ^ "Punjāb (Pakistan): Province, Major Cities, Municipalites & Towns - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information".
  3. ^ "National Dialing Codes". Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited. Retrieved 5 April 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d Imperial gazetteer of India: provincial series. Supt. of Govt. Print. 1908.
  5. ^ Rashid, Haroon (2008). History of the Pathans: The Ghurghushti, Beitani and Matti tribes of Pathans. Haroon Rashid.
  6. ^ (Firm), Cosmo Publications (2000). The Pakistan gazetteer. Cosmo Publications. ISBN 9788170208822.
  7. ^ Punjab District Gazetteers: Ibbetson series, 1883-1884]. Compiled and published under the authority of the Punjab government. 1883.