Okara, Pakistan

Okara City (Urdu: اوكاڑا‎) is the capital of Okara District, Punjab, Pakistan.[2] The name Okara comes from Okaan, the name of a of tree. The city is located southwest of the city of Lahore and Faisalabad is 100 km by passing away Ravi River. It is famous for its and cotton mills. The nearest major city to Okara is Sahiwal. The population of Okara is 326,801. The Multan road connects Okara City with Lahore. The postal code of Okara is 56300.[3]

Okara

اوکاڑہ
The shrine of Khoo Pak By Usman Jaj 15GD
The shrine of Khoo Pak By Usman Jaj 15GD
Okara is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Okara
Okara
Okara is located in Pakistan
Okara
Okara
Coordinates: 30°48′33″N 73°27′13″E / 30.80917°N 73.45361°E / 30.80917; 73.45361Coordinates: 30°48′33″N 73°27′13″E / 30.80917°N 73.45361°E / 30.80917; 73.45361
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DistrictOkara District
Area
 • Total199 km2 (77 sq mi)
Elevation
105 m (344 ft)
Population
 (2017 census)[1]
 • Total326,801
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Highways N-5
Number of Union councils10

HistoryEdit

The Depalpur Tehsil, in the Okara District is older than Mohenjo-daro. It is officially the largest tehsil in Pakistan. Pakpattan near Okara City is also very old. During the British rule in the 19th century, there was a forest of Okaan trees where city is built. During British rule, Okara was considered part of Pakpattan. It was a city many famous fighters and soldiers who came here or passed the city. This includes Alexander the Great (Sikandar-e-Azam) and Changez Khan etc.[4]

GeographyEdit

River Sutlej is to the east and River Ravi is to the west of Okara. That is why it is famous for agriculture. It is the biggest producer of milk in the country. The nearest major city to Okara is Sahiwal. Other cities include Depalpur, and Phool Nagar. The land is flat with livestock and agriculture fields. The Okara Army Cantonement is 141 kilometers away from the city. Okara has some shops and markets. Towns and colonies in the cities are Sahfiq Town, Fateh Town, Aamir Colony, Rehman Colony and others.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.citypopulation.de/Pakistan-100T.html
  2. "NRB: Local Government Elections". 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  3. "Distirct Website". okara.dc.lhc.gov.pk. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  4. "Delhi Sweets & Bakers". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  5. "Google Earth". earth.google.com. Retrieved 2018-02-24.