Bahawal Nagar

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DISTRICT:

The boundaries of District Bahawalnagar in the East and South touches the Indian territory while Bahawalpur district lies on its West and river Sutlej flows on its Northern side across which are situated Okara, Pakpattan and Vehari districts. District Bahawalnagar is spread over an area of 8878 square kilometres comprising of five tehsils:-

1. Bahawalnagar
2. Minchanabad
3. Chishtian
4. Haroonabad
5. Fortabbas

CLIMATE AND GENERAL SOIL CONDITIONS:

District Bahawalnagar has a very hot and dry climate in summer. The maximum temperature touches 52Centigrate. The climate in winter is very dry and cold. The minimum temperature recorded was 6Centigrate. Wind and storms are quite common during the summer. The average annual rainfall in the district is 119 mm. The district may be divided into three parts. These are the riverain area, the canal irrigated plain and the desert area. The riverain area of the district lies close to the Satluj river which flows in the North-West along its border with Okara, Pakpattan, Sahiwal and Vehari districts. The land in this area is irrigated by non-perennial canals. During the summer monsoons, the area is generally in-undated by the river water. The canal irrigated area is a plain which has been brought under cultivation by the canals. The desert area of the district is called the Cholistan. The surface of this desert consists of a succession of sand dunes, rising in places to a height of 150 metres. It is covered with the vegetation peculiar to the sandy tracts


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