Hafizabad

The district Hafizabad has a total area of 2367 square kilometers and comprises of two tehsils:

  • Hafizabad
  • Pindi Bhattian

Hafizabad is famous for its rice production. The Hafizabad City Grain Market and Jalpur Bhattian Grain Market are the biggest rice export centers of the country.The majority of population in the district is Muslim, while Christians and Ahmadis inhabit the areas in small numbers with the share of 2.9% and 0.1%, respectively.

The district is located at a longitude between 73 0 -12 and 73 0 -46 East and at a latitude between 31 0 -45 and 32 0 -20 North. The district spread over an area of 2367 square kilometer. It is surrounded by Gujranwala to the East, Jhang, Sargodha and river Chenab to the West, Faisalabad to the South, Mandi Baha-ud-Din to the North West, and district Sheikhupra to the South East.

The whole district is a flat alluvial plain divided between low lying alluvial bands and an uplands area. The district is irrigated largely through tube wells as well as to a lesser degree by the lower Chenab Canal.

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 48C. 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.
  

History
City of Rice
Saints of District Hafizabad