Dera Ghazi Khan (Urdu and , Saraiki language: , ڈیرہ غازی خان) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Its capital is the town of Dera Ghazi Khan. Most of its inhabitants are Saraiki people and Baloch people.
The district lies to the west of the Indus River. 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 ]
The city was founded at the close of the 15th century and named after Ghazi Khan
, son of Nawab Haji Khan Mirani, a Baloch people
chieftain, who had declared independence from the Langah Dynasty's
Together with two other Deras
i.e. settlements, Dera Ismail Khan and Fateh Khan
, it gave its name to Derajat
eventually came into the possession of the British Empire
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 Hindu
residents settled in Derawal Nagar
colony of Delhi
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
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.
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%.
As per the 2017 census, Muslims made up nearly the entire population with 99.89%.
At the time of the 2017 Census of Pakistan, the distribution of the population of Dera Ghazi Khan District by first language
was as follows:
[ Census-2017 - Detailed Tables]
Dera Ghazi Khan
Dera Ghazi Khan Division
Dera Ghazi Khan railway station
Districts of Pakistan
Payala Lake Ghazi Ghat