The boundaries of Bahawalnagar in the East and South touches the Indian territory while Bahawalpur district lies on its West and river Sutlej flows on its Northern side. District Bahawalnagar spreads over an area of 8878 square kilometers and comprises of the following tehsils:

  • Bahawalnagar
  • Minchanabad
  • Chishtian
  • Haroonabad
  • Fortabbas

Climate and Soil Conditions

District Bahawalnagar has a very hot and dry climate in summer. The maximum temperature touches 52 Centigrade. The climate in winter is very dry and cold. Wind and storms are quite common during the summer. The average annual rainfall in the district is 119 mm. The district may be divided into three parts according to the soil condition, i.e., the riverain area, the canal irrigated plain and the desert area. The riverain area of the district lies close to the Sutlej river which flows in the North-West along its border with Okara, Pakpattan, Sahiwal and Vehari districts. The land in this area is irrigated by non-perennial canals. During the summer monsoons, the area is generally inundated by river water. The canal irrigated area is the plain area which has been brought under cultivation by the canals. The desert area of the district is called the Cholistan. The surface of this desert consists of a succession of sand dunes, rising in places to a height of 150 meters.

Other salient features of Bahawalnagar are as below: