Jhang District

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Map of Punjab, with Jhang District shown in orange.
Map of Punjab, with Jhang District shown in orange.
Coordinates: 30°35′N 71°39′E / 30.583°N 71.650°E / 30.583; 71.650Coordinates: 30°35′N 71°39′E / 30.583°N 71.650°E / 30.583; 71.650
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Established 1849[citation needed]
Headquarters Jhang city
Population (2017)
 • Total 2,743,416
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 4
Languages Punjabi (95%)

Jhang District (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع جھنگ‎) is a district of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Jhang is the district's capital.[2] In 2009 the tehsil of Chiniot became the separate Chiniot District.

Administrative divisions

The district comprises on four sub-districts (or Tehsils):[3]


According to the 1998 census, Punjabi was the first language of 95% of the population in the Jhang and Shorkot Tehsils, while Urdu – of 3.8%.[4]

Local education

Notable people

  • Sultan Bahoo, a Sufi saint
  • Abdus Salam, Nobel Prize winner in physics
  • Aleem Dar, cricket player
  • Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a Sufi Scholar, Politician, Founder of Minhaj-Ul-Quran International and Pakistan Awami Tehreek
  • [ Fiaz Hussain], Director, immigration & Passports
  • [Irfan Yousaf] A Social Development professional from Jhang, currently working on a senior position in a Publich Health position in the country.


  1. ^ "District at a glance - Jhang" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 
  2. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Jhang the – Government of Pakistan". Nrb.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2010-10-24. 
  3. ^ Administrative Units of Pakistan (Tehsils/Talukas) Archived 2010-12-30 at the Wayback Machine. Statistics Division, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics, Government of Pakistan
  4. ^ PCO 2000, pp. 95–96.


  • 1998 District Census report of Jhang. Census publication. 114. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 
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