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Dera Ghazi Khan () is a district in the Punjab province of . Its capital is the town of Dera Ghazi Khan.

The Sulaiman Mountains rise to a height of in the north of the district. Dera Ghazi Khan District – Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 11, p. 248

The district is divided into Four Pakistan Government – List of Tehsils which are divided into a total of sixty Union Councils: Tehsils & Unions in the District of D.G. Khan

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The city was founded at the close of the 15th century and named after , son of Nawab Haji Khan Mirani, a chieftain, who had declared independence from the Langah Dynasty's of . Together with two other Deras i.e. settlements, Dera Ismail Khan and , it gave its name to . eventually came into the possession of the after the Sikh War in 1849 and was divided into two districts: Dera Ghazi Khan and Dera Ismail Khan. After the independence, many of the city's residents settled in colony of , . The district of Rajanpur was later carved out of the Dera Ghazi Khan district.

Based on the surveys of 2004–2005, Dera Ghazi Khan district is considered one of the twenty poorest districts of Pakistan with about 51% of its population living under the poverty line.

Dera Ghazi Khan Tehsil
As well as being district capital, Dera Ghazi Khan is also the capital of U/ Sabra Nachan.. Dera Ghazi Khan Tehsil, an administrative subdivision of the district. The city of Dera Ghazi Khan is itself administratively subdivided into seven Union Councils.

According to the 1998 census, the most widely used first language"Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children, and recorded of each individual. is , spoken by % of the population, followed by with %, with 3.2% and with 1.3%.

See also
  • Dera Ghazi Khan
  • Dera Ghazi Khan Division
  • Dera Ghazi Khan railway station
  • Sulaiman Mountains
  • Districts of Pakistan
  • Punjab, Pakistan
  • Kotri–Attock Line


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