Rahim Yar Khan

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Rahim Yar Khan


رحیم یار خان
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Rahim Yar Khan
Rahim Yar Khan (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 28°25′12″N70°18′0″E / 28.42000°N 70.30000°E / 28.42000; 70.30000 Coordinates: 28°25′12″N70°18′0″E / 28.42000°N 70.30000°E / 28.42000; 70.30000
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Rahim Yar Khan
Government
  Deputy Commissioner Rahim Yar Khan Ali Shehzad [1]
Area
  Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
80 m (260 ft)
Population
 (2017) [2]
  Total420,419
  Rank 17th, Pakistan
  Density9,300/km2 (24,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)
Calling code 068
Number of tehsils4
Number of Union councils 139

Rahim Yar Khan ( رحیم یار خان) is a city in Punjab province of Pakistan. It is the 17th largest city of Pakistan. It is the capital of Rahim Yar Khan District and of Rahim Yar Khan Tehsil. The administration of the city is subdivided into nine Union Councils. In 1881, Nawab of Bahawalpur gave this city its current name by naming it after his first-born son and crown prince Rahim Yar Khan. [3] [4]

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Demographics

The population of city in 1998 was 233,537 but according to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the population was risen to 420,419 with a growth of about 80.02% in 19 years. [5]

Education

The literacy rate in the district is 38% total for the 10th grade level school, locally known as 'graduating the Matric Examination'. [6]

Educational institutes

There are several notable educational institutes in the city, some of them are as follow:

Transport

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Road in Rahim Yar Khan
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Flyover in Rahim Yar Khan

Air

Shaikh Zayed International Airport is located in Rahim Yar Khan that serves the people of city with domestic and International flights. [7]

Rail

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Rahim Yar Khan railway station

Rahim Yar Khan is also located with rest of the country through rail. Rahim Yar Khan railway station is a major railway station of Pakistan Railways on Karachi-Peshawar Railway Line.

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