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Dera Ghazi Khan ( and , : , ڈیرہ غازی خان) is a district in the Punjab province of . Its capital is the town of Dera Ghazi Khan. Most of its inhabitants are and .

The district lies to the west of the . 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


Administration
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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History
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.


Demographics
At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 2,872,631, of which 1,451,327 were males and 1,421,127 females. Rural population is 2,326,410 while the urban population is 546,221. The literacy rate was 46.67%.


Religion
As per the 2017 census, Muslims made up nearly the entire population with 99.89%.

+ ''Religion in Dera Ghazi Khan District
512,678
67,423
1,072
137
Others40
Total Population581,350


Languages
At the time of the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the distribution of the population of Dera Ghazi Khan District by was as follows: Census-2017 - Detailed Tables


Notable people


Villages


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


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