Bhalwal

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بهلوال
—  City  —
Bhalwal
Coordinates: 32°48′N 73°42′E / 32.8°N 73.7°E / 32.8; 73.7Coordinates: 32°48′N 73°42′E / 32.8°N 73.7°E / 32.8; 73.7
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
Government
 • Administrator Capt. (Retd.) Altaf Hussain Sario, P.A.S, Assistant Commissioner/ Administrator TMA
Population[citation needed]
 • Estimate (2011) 61,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 048
Number of Union Councils 4 Urban

Bhalwal (Punjabi,Urdu: بهلوال‎), is a city and capital of Bhalwal Tehsil of Sargodha District in the centre of the Punjab province of Pakistan. [1] The town of Bhalwal is the headquarters of Bhalwal Tehsil and lies in an agricultural area, close to the M-2 motorway,[2] to which it is being connected by three interchanges. The town is named after a nearby village called Purana Bhalwal (Old Bhalwal).Population is nearly 65,000 (2012) mainly Punjabis.

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Location [edit]

Bhalwal town is located on Gujrat – Sargodha road at a distance of 30 km from Sargodha at its north. It is situated near motorway (M2) in the west at a distance of 11 km from Salam interchange. Lower Bhalwal Canal is passing at its north side at a distance of 3 km. It also lies on SargodhaMalikwalLalamusa section of Pakistan Railway and has a railway station. Bhalwal is an agricultural city famous for the production of "Kinno" (Orange). So it is also called "California of Pakistan". It is situated by River Jhelum which flows near its Sub-Division "Bhera" that is also being made a separate Tehsil in near future.

Economy [edit]

It is mostly a farming community, major products include rice, wheat, sugarcane, and citrus fruit. Mandarin oranges are a major fruit. The largest employers are NOON sugar mills, which also owns the Nurpur Noon dairy farm.

Administration [edit]

Assistant Commissioner is Capt. (Retd.) Altaf Hussain Sario

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