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Explore Pakistan | Cities | Hafizabad  حافظ آباد
 

Introduction | Geographic Location | Climate | Political Representation | Demographics

HafizabadHafizabad District is located in Punjab, Pakistan. Hafizabad was made a district in 1991; formerly, it was a tehsil of Gujranwala District. It is situated in the central Punjab and is known for its rice industry on agricultural side and cotton textile industry on industrial side. The capital of the district, Hafizabad, was built by Mughal emperor Akbar for strengthening administration of the Punjab District.

 
 



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Introduction

Hafizabad is very ancient city here all the emperors have ruled in the past.It is situated in a very good surrounding.

The Chenab River forms the Northern and North-Western boundary of the district. On the North-West touches Mandi Bahauddin, on the South lies Sheikhupura, on the West Sargodha and Jhang districts and on the East Gujranwala District. The district Hafizabad has a total area of 2,367 square kilometres.

The district is included in the agricultural areas of central Punjab and is home of one of the most amazing canal networks in the world. Hafizabad is famous for its rice production. The Hafizabad City Grain Market and Jalalpur Bhattian Grain Market are considered the biggest Rice Export centres of the country.

Cotton Power looms ( weaving ) is the second largest industry but first industry in Hafizabad. It is attached directly with the Cotton Industry of Faisalabad and businessmen fromm Faisalabad have influence on this industry. It imparts a great role in the development of the people of hafizabad as well as generating revenue for the district too. Hafizabad District has many colleges that provide high quality education.Famous is  Govt. Degree College, Hafizabad for boys and Islamia Girls College for women.The majority of the population in the district 97% is Muslim, while Christians & Ahmadis inhabit the area  in small numbers with the share of 2.9% and 0.1%, respectively. Punjabi is the dominant language 98.7%, while, other languages spoken in the district are Urdu 0.9%, Pushto 0.3% and Siraiki 0.1%

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Geographic Location

Hafizabad is situated at a height of 800 feet (240 m) above sea-level. The district is located between 32-20' north latitudes and 73-12' and 73-46' east longitude. Situated in central Punjab Hafizabad has its border with the Sheikhupura District and Gujranwala in east, District Mandi Bahauddin in north, District Sargodha in west and District Jhang in south. Hafizabad is situated at a distance of 300 km from Federal Capital Islamabad and is 90 km away from Provincial Capital Lahore.

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Climate

The climate of the district is of extreme. In summer it is very hot and in winter it is very cold. The maximum summer temperature in the month of June, goes up to 48 degrees Celsius while in winter, during January, the minimum temperature goes down to 7 degrees Celsius. The climate of the district is hot and dry during  the summer and moderately cold in the winter. Owing to the proximity of the hills there is more rainfall in the East than the Western part of the district. May and June are the hottest months with temperature rising up to 48 degree Celsius monsoon starts usually from the midst of July and continues till September. The soil is alluvial and fertile. It is a flat strip of land running roughly East to West

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Political Representation

Hafizabad has two constituencies in Pakistan's National Assembly, and three constituencies in the Punjab provincial assembly.

Afzal Hussain Tarar is the main political leader in this district. He mainly does all the politics. Afzal
Hussain Tarar was Previous MNA of Hafizabad. Saira Afzal Tarar (the daughter of Afzal Hussain Tarar) won the Election NA 102 (PMLN) and became the MNA.mahdi hassan bhatti and Najam ul hassan bhatti are also big leader of this district

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Demographics

According to the 1998 census, the district had a population of 832,980, of which 26.73% were urban.

 

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