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Multan

Administration
Full nameMultan
Native nameمُلتان
Settlement typeCity District
CountryPakistan
RegionPunjab
DistrictMultan District
Autonomous towns6
Union councils4
Government
Nazim---------------
Geography
Total Area1436.3 sq mi (3721 km2)
Elevation400.3 ft (122 m)
Demography
Total Population1606481 (2010)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC+6)
Area code022

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(Multani/), Multān City is a city in the Punjab Province of Pakistan and capital of Multan District. It is located in the southern part of the province on the east bank of the Chenab River, more or less in the geographic centre of the country and about 562 km (349.2 mi) from Islamabad, 356 km (221.2 mi) from Lahore and 966 km (600.2 mi) from Karachi. Multan District has a population of 3.1 million (1998).

Multan is known as the City of Sufis or City of Saints and Madinah-Tul-Oleyah due to the large number of shrines and Sufi saints from the city. The city is full of bazaars, mosques, shrines and ornate tombs. It is located in a bend created by five rivers of the Punjab province. The Sutlej River separates it from Bahawalpur and the Chenab River from Muzaffar Garh. The city has grown to become an influential political and economical center for the country, with a dry port and excellent transport links. Multan is famous for its crops: wheat, cotton and sugar cane as well as mangoes, citrus, guavas and pomegranates.


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