Taunsa District

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Taunsa District
ضِلع تونسا
Taunsa District ضِلع تونسا is located in Pakistan
Taunsa District ضِلع تونسا
Taunsa District
ضِلع تونسا
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 30°42′20″N 70°39′28″E / 30.70556°N 70.65778°E / 30.70556; 70.65778
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
DivisionDera Ghazi Khan
Union councils13
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerN/A
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • Total677,785
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (PDT)
Number of Tehsils3

Taunsa District (Punjabi, تونٚسہ) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is a newly created district in 2022.[2] It is situated on the bank of River Indus. Taunsa is an agricultural area known for its fertile land and crops. The eastern part of district consists of fertile planes irrigated by River Indus and its canal systems, while the western half comprises mountains of Koh e Sulaiman range.


Region around Taunsa district was an ancient settlement and remained a village or town earlier to 21st century. Taunsa was part of Multan region inhabited by mostly Saraiki people. The region was conquered by Arab Umayyads in 8th century CE spreading Islam in the region. After Baloch Civil War in 16th century Baloch tribes settled in waves in Taunsa and adjoining mountain range. sakhani tribe was ruler before arrival of British rule which made them semi autonomous as part of British divide and rule policy.


The district is administratively subdivided into four tehsils.

Name of Tehsil No of Union Councils
Koh Sulaiman
Dera Fateh Khan


  1. ^ "Pakistan: Tehsils and Talukas (Districts and Subdistricts) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  2. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of D.G. Khan - Government of Pakistan Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine