Rawalpindi District

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Rawalpindi District
District
Map of Punjab with Rawalpindi District highlightedRawalpindi is located in the north of Punjab.
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
Area
 • 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.