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Nickname(s): City of Soldiers
Land of Martyrs and Warriors
Jhelum is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Location within Pakistan
Jhelum is located in Pakistan
Jhelum (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 6,500/km2 (17,000/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 language (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