Rawalpindi District

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Rawalpindi District
Map of Punjab with Rawalpindi District highlighted
Rawalpindi is located in the north of Punjab.
Coordinates: 33°36′N 73°02′E / 33.6°N 73.033°E / 33.6; 73.033Coordinates: 33°36′N 73°02′E / 33.6°N 73.033°E / 33.6; 73.033
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Capital Rawalpindi
 • Total 5,286 km2 (2,041 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,500,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 7
Website http://www.rawalpindi.gov.pk

Rawalpindi District (Urdu: ضلع راولپنڈی) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city of Rawalpindi is the capital. The district is divided into seven tehsils, these are:

In 1901 Punjab Census, the Sikhs numbered 26,363, Hindus 57,325, and the Muslims being 466,918 83%. But between 1901-1931, there was a large number of Hindus converting to Sikhism. By 1947, there would have been more than 100,000 Sikhs In this district, and also the population growing.