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Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan: “Manchester of Asia”

Faisalabad is third largest city of Pakistan after Karachi and Lahore. Its Population is estimated 2.6 million. Faisalabad is bounded on the north by the districts of Gujranwala and Sheikhupura, on the east by Sahiwal district, on the south by Toba Tek Singh district and on the west by Jhang district.

The river Ravi flows on the Eastern and the Chenab on the Western boundary of the district. Faisalabad district is un-parallel for its agricultural productivity with cotton and wheat as its major crops, besides grains and ghee. 

Faisalabad district is also famous for its fruit production, which include fruits like Kinno, a cross breed between oranges, oranges, fruiter, mango and guava. No worthwhile wild life exists in the area except foxes, wild boar and jackals. as for birds, partridges, pigeons, tilliar, lal mena, quail, mallard and teal are found on the agricultural lands.
The city of Faisalabad is not more than a century old and only a century back it was the center of keeping livestock in the area. The present day Faisalabad in late 19th century was known as “Pakka Marri”. Being a fertile area across river Chenab, most of the caravans would a stop over in this general area when frequenting between Lahore and Jhang. When the British came into the area, they converted the small town into a colony, which was named as “Chenab Canal Colony” in 1885. This small residential colony later turned into a bigger dwelling and was renamed as “Lyall Pur” after the name of Lt. General Sir James B Lyall, the then governor of Punjab. The main purpose of building this city was to establish a market to transport the agricultural produce from the fertile plains around the city.

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3 comments

  1. What a beautiful city Faisalabad is the manchester of asia

  2. M ABID KHAN TAUNSAVI

    Very Nice To see ” It Represents the pakistan,s beauty.

  3. Deadly accurate awnser. You’ve hit the bullseye!

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