Vehari District

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Vehari District
ضلع وہاڑی
Major Tufail Muhammad Shaheed - The Entrance (7594781300).jpg
Government Model High School, Vehari.jpg
Top: Tomb of Tufail Mohammad
Bottom: Government Model High School, Vehari
Map of Punjab with Vehari District highlighted
Map of Punjab with Vehari District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerN/A
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • Total4,364 km2 (1,685 sq mi)
 • Total2,902,081
 • Density670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Vehari District (Urdu and Punjabi: ضلع وہاڑی) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Vehari is the capital of district while Burewala is the largest city of the district.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district of Vehari is administratively subdivided into three tehsils:[4]

and three subtehsils:


The district was created on 1 July 1976 out of the three tehsils of Multan District (Vehari, Burewala and Mailsi). The name Vehari means low-lying settlement by a flood water channel. The district lies along the right bank of the river Sutlej, which forms its southern boundary.[5]


At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 2,902,081, of which 1,463,796 were males and 1,437,989 females. Rural population is 2,395,952 while the urban population is 506,129. The literacy rate was 55.36%. Muslims were the predominant religious community with 99.31% of the population while Christians were 0.65% of the population.[2]

At the time of the 2017 census, 74.69% of the population spoke Punjabi, 19.18% Saraiki and 5.12% Urdu as their first language.[2]


The district is located between 29°36′N 71°44′E / 29.600°N 71.733°E / 29.600; 71.733 and 30°22′N 72°53′E / 30.367°N 72.883°E / 30.367; 72.883 and borders with Bahawalnagar and Bahawalpur on the southern side, with Pakpattan on the eastern, with Khanewal and Lodhran on western and with Sahiwal and Khanewal on northern side.

The total area of the district is 4,364 square kilometres (1,685 sq mi). It is about 93 kilometres (58 mi) in length and approximately 47 kilometres (29 mi) in breadth and it is sloping gently from northeast to southwest.


141,000 acres of area was growing maize in 2015-16, increasing to 309,000 acres in 2019-20. The total production of maize stood at 428,000 tonnes in 2015-16, and rose to 1.1 million tonnes in 2019-20.[6]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Vehari | Punjab Portal".
  2. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  3. ^ "PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities". PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Vehari - The Government of Pakistan Archived 2012-08-05 at
  5. ^ Khan, Ahmad Fraz (18 January 2021). "Multan's mangoes and multinationals". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 20 January 2021.
  6. ^ Khan, Ahmad Fraz (28 December 2020). "Vehari's tale of transition: from cotton to maize and livestock". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 28 December 2020.

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