Sunday, July 5, 2009


The Punjabi Faisalabad Clock Tower, built duri...Image via Wikipedia

Faisalabad district has an area of 5,856 km² and a population of approx. 35,47,446 souls. This district consists of six sub-division, the area and population of each sub-division is as under:

Faisalabad (City)
Faisalabad (Sadar)
Chak Jhumra

In 2005, Faisalabad has been upgraded to City District Government and the district has been divided into eight towns.

Lyallpur Town
Jinnah Town
Iqbal Town
Madina Town
Samundari Town
Jaranwala Town
Tandlianwala Town
Chak Jhumra Town
Muslim Town
Model Town
Lasani Town

Other towns in Fasialabad

Bolay Di Jhugii
Saeed Colony
Jinnah Colony
Peoples Colony
Raza abad
Green Town
Civil Lines
Officers Colony


King Faisal of Saudi ArabiaImage via Wikipedia

The city was founded by the British in 1892 by Sir Charles James Lyall for whom it was originally named Lyallpur. Prior to the British making the area into an urban center, it largely consisted of various villages. The city-center of Lyallpur (Faisalabad) was designed to model the British Flag, with a large clock tower in the center and eight bazaars around the clock tower. The construction of various canals allowed the area to be irrigated. After the founding of the city, people were invited to the city with promises of land if they were to work it. This allowed the city to grow rapidly.

In 1977 the name of the city was changed to Faisalabad in honor of King Faisal of Saudi Arabia who had been assassinated.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


Uhrenturm von FaisalabadImage by olaf.kellerhoff via Flickr

Welcome everybody to my world. This is CLOCK TOWER, the trade mark of our city Faisalabad. Faisalabad is called the Manchester of Pakistan. In the coming articles you will find everything about Faisalabad and further about Pakistan and it's all cities with their historical backgrounds and present significance.

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