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Khanpur

Administration
Full nameKhanpur
Official nameKhanpur
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DistrictRahim Yar Khan
Demography
Total Population500000
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
Area code06855

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Khanpur ( ) is a city and Tehsil of the Rahim Yar Khan District of Bahawalpur Division, in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. According to the census of 1998, the city population was 117,764 with an annual growth rate of 2.6%. As of in 2009, it is around 156,152.

The city is agriculturally an economic influx as a centre for sugarcane and cotton crops. It is one of the largest Tehsil of the Rahim Yar Khan District, in terms of its area. The famous Cholistan Desert is mainly located in the Khanpur area. There are many Places in Pakistan, named as Khanpur, But only two of them have the status of Tehsil, and the other One is in NWFP. Khanpur Is also known as Khanpur Katoora and also a strong candidate of becoming a District, as it had the status of District in British Era till 1938.

Khanpur is also known as Khanpur Katora; The Urdu word "Katora" is defined as the English word for bowl. This name is used as a common term because Khanpur has had a long history of producing clay bowls. The city is also popular nationwide for its sweets specially for its "Peras","Khoya"."sonahalwah"(Sweets).

Khanpur is also famous for a very famous khanqah, khanqah-e-aaliya qadriya, situated in a small

village called Deenpur Shareef, this village is about 10 minutes drive from Khanpur Railway station. There are two famous religious personalities (waliaullah) called Hazrat Maulana Mian Siraj Ahmed sahab, and his son Hazrat Maulana Mian Masood Ahmed sahib and Mian Muhammad Anwar Zeeshan sb .who is the first scholar in the history of deenpur sharif.


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