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Nickname(s): City of Soldiers
Land of Martyrs and Warriors
Map of Jhelum City
Map of Jhelum City
Jhelum is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Jhelum is located in Pakistan
Location within Pakistan
Coordinates: 32°56′33″N 73°43′32″E / 32.94250°N 73.72556°E / 32.94250; 73.72556Coordinates: 32°56′33″N 73°43′32″E / 32.94250°N 73.72556°E / 32.94250; 73.72556[1]
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Jhelum
Union Councils 7
 • Chairman MC Khan Sher Bahadur Kaira (PMLN)
 • Total 22.5 km2 (8.7 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 233 m (768 ft)
Population (1998)
 • Total 145,847
 • Density 6,482/km2 (16,790/sq mi)
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Postal code 49600
Dialling code 0544

Jhelum /ˈləm/ (Urdu and Punjabi: جہلم) is a city on the right bank of the Jhelum River, in the district of the same name in the north of Punjab province, Pakistan. Jhelum is known for providing a large number of soldiers to the British[4] and later to the Pakistan armed forces due to which it is also known as city of soldiers or land of martyrs.

Panjistan or North Panjab region[change | change source]

The Panjistani langauge (formerly called Pothwari or Mirpuri) is spoken with the local accent or dialect known as Jhelumi.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Location of Jhelum – Falling Rain Genomics". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  2. "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Jhelum, Pakistan". Weatherbase. 2008. 
  3. "TRENDS IN REGIONAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDICES: Table 2" (PDF). The United Nations. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 May 2009. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 
  4. Globalsecurity - Dominated Recruitment