Faisalabad District

Faisalabad District
ضلع فیصل آباد
Faisalabad District highlighted within Punjab Province
Faisalabad District highlighted within Punjab Province
Coordinates: 31°25′05.10″N 73°04′39.27″E / 31.4180833°N 73.0775750°E / 31.4180833; 73.0775750Coordinates: 31°25′05.10″N 73°04′39.27″E / 31.4180833°N 73.0775750°E / 31.4180833; 73.0775750
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab, Pakistan Punjab
Division Faisalabad
Headquarters Faisalabad
Number of Tehsils 6
 • Type District Administration
 • Deputy Commissioner Shahzad Ali
 • District Police Officer N/A
 • District Health Officer N/A
 • Total 7,874,790
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)
Languages Punjabi, Urdu

Faisalabad District (Lyallpur District until 1979)[2] (Punjabi and Urdu: ضلع فیصل آباد) is one of the districts of Punjab province, Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 3,029,547 of which almost 42% were in Faisalabad City. It is the third largest city of Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore.[3]

The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the Muslim refugees from Eastern Punjab and Haryana settled in the Faisalabad District. It initially lacked industry, hospitals and universities. Since independence, there has been industrial growth, and the city's population is continually growing. Notable industry in the district include but not limited to Textile (spinning, weaving, printing, dying, stitching), Chemicals (acids, caustics, industrial gases, potash, chlorides, etc), consumer goods (soaps, vegetable oil, detergents), Engineering (light electrical equipment, engineering goods), Metals & Metallurgy (steels, alloys) and Power (power equipment, power production).[4]

Initially a part of Jhang District, it gained the status of a separate district in 1904.[5] In 1982 Toba Tek Singh District (until then a Tehsil of Faisalabad District) was created as a separate district from Faisalabad. As of 2006, it is a City-District consisting of the city of Faisalabad and its surrounding areas.



According to the 1998 census, Punjabi is the first language of 98% of the population.[5] The variety of Punjabi spoken in the urban centres of the district is known as Lyallpuri and is very closely related to the varieties spoken in Jalandhar, Lahore, Sahiwal, and Gujranwala.[6] Urdu is the first language of only 1.2% of the population,[5] but it has official status and is used in education and administration.

Administrative divisions

Faisalabad District is part of Faisalabad Division.

In 2005 Faisalabad was reorganized as a City-District. It comprises six Tehsils.[7]

  1. Chak Jhumra
  2. Faisalabad City
  3. Faisalabad Sadar
  4. Jaranwala
  5. Samundri
  6. Tandlianwala


According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the total population of Faisalabad District amounts to 7,874,790 with 1,225,413 households.[8]

Total Population according to censuses
Administrative Unit 1981[9] 1998[9] 2017[8]
Chak Jhumra 202,078 253,806 332,461
Faisalabad City 1,181,562 2,140,346 3,238,841
Faisalabad Sadar 666,023 924,110 1,465,411
Jaranwala 747,890 1,054,698 1,492,276
Samundri 378,302 515,785 643,068
Tandlianwala 386,054 540,802 702,733
Faisalabad District 3,561,909 5,429,547 7,874,790





See also


  1. ^ "population and household detail from block to district level 2017" (PDF). pbs.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  2. ^ "History of Faisalabad". Punjab Portal. Archived from the original on 18 October 2015. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  3. ^ Urban Resource Centre (1998 census details) Archived 13 May 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 May 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ a b c 1998 District Census report of Faisalabad. Census publication. Vol. 116. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  6. ^ Hussain, Qandeel; Proctor, Michael; Harvey, Mark; Demuth, Katherine (2019). "Punjabi (Lyallpuri variety)". Journal of the International Phonetic Association. doi:10.1017/S0025100319000021.
  7. ^ "Faisalabad, Punjab Portal". punjab.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Faisalabad summary" (PDF). pbs.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  9. ^ a b "1951-1998 censuses" (PDF). pbs.gov.pk. Retrieved 3 March 2021.

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