Bhakkar Tehsil

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Bhakkar Tehsil (Urdu/Seraiki/Punjabi: تحصیل بکھر) is an administrative subdivision, (tehsil), of Bhakkar District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The town of Bhakkar is the headquarters of the tehsil.[1]

Thal Canal

Administration[change | change source]

The tehsil of Bhakkar is subdivided into 17 Union Councils.[1]

History[change | change source]

During British rule Bhakkar (larger in area today) was a tehsil of Mianwali District. The population according to the 1901 census was 125,803, compared with 119,219 in 1891. The 1901 census revealed that the tehsil contained the town of Bhakkar (population, 5,312) and 196 villages. The land revenue and cesses amounted in 1903-4 to 1.7 lakhs.[2]

In 1982 the tehsil of Bhakkar was split from Mianwali and became the current district of Bhakkar, this district has been subdivided into four tehsils one of which is the current tehsil of Bhakkar.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Bhakkar - Government of Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2009-07-03.
  2. Bhakkar Tahsīl - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 8, p. 43.
  3. Description of the district[permanent dead link]