About Khanewal

Hitory of Khanewal


Khanewal city was little more than a village up to 1919 when given the status of area committee, later upgraded to Municipal Committee in 1933; then to a district in 1985.
It is situated in the center of the country at an almost equal distance from Karachi and  Peshawar and on the main routes of the railway and grand trunk road. The district is  bounded on the north by district Jhang and district Toba Tek Singh; on the south by Vehari district; on the east by district Sahiwal and on the west by Multan district.
Geographically, district Khanewal lies in the upper Indus planes and its physical features are mainly the result of river action. The district is irrigated by a network of canals from various sources on the Ravi and Chenab rivers. Climate temperature ranges between 21ºC and 5ºC in January, and 42ºC and 29ºC in June respectively. A railway line connects Khanewal with Faisalabad and Multan. Khanewal district is basically an agricultural area with no significant industry and most of the people earn their living through agriculture.
About 63% of the district population speaks Punjabi language. Saraiki is the second most widely spoken language by 26 % of the population. Other languages spoken are Urdu and Pushto. The district is home to a variety of clans. The principle ones being the Arian , Jatt, Niazi , Gujjar, Pathan, Rajput Khiarah and Rehmani.



Demography


    • Total Population                                                                     2763485

    • Annual growth rate                                                                   2.45%

    • Population density                                                                   850 persons per sq. km

  • Area-wise population

Area

Population

Percentage

Rural

165809

6%

Urban

2597675

94%

Source: DCR 1998 (Projected population)

  •  Gender-wise population

Gender

Population

Percentage

Male

1354107

49

Female

1409377

51


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