|Faisalabad (Formerly Lyallpur) is a road
and railway junction, which lies in an area watered by the Lower Chenab Canal. Cotton,
wheat, vegetables, and fruits are grown there and the city is also an industrial centre
with railway-repair yards, engineering works, and mills that process sugar, flour, and oil
seed. Produce includes super phosphates, cotton and silk textiles, hosiery, dyes,
agricultural equipment, and ghee (clarified butter). Faisalabad is the site of the
University of Agriculture, founded in 1909.
Faisalabad is called Manchester of Pakistan. It is the main Industrial city of the central Punjab province. The city is famous for its Textile mills. For general visitor Faisalabad is famous for its eight bazaars.
Faisalabad is situated 225-miles (360 kilometers) south of Islamabad. The Faisalabad district lies from 30-35 to 31-47 north Latitudes and 72-73 to 73-40 east longitudes. Gujranwala And Sheikhupura districts bound it in the north. In the East by Sheikhupura and Sahiwal districts. In the south By Sahiwal and Toba Tek Singh districts and Jhang district is to its west.
The city covers an area of 5,856 Square kilometers. The city is linked to m-2 motorway (Islamabad-Lahore motorway) with m-3 motorway section (Pindi-Bhattian-Faisalabad motorway).
Hotels in Faisalabad
Tour in Faisalabad
Half day 4 Hours
Visit clock tower bazaar in Faisalabad Jinnah Garden and University of Faisalabad. Later continue to the newer shopping area and visit the shops there.
Full day Lahore Excursion 8-9 Hours
Drive to Lahore visit Lahore fort Badshahi Mosque Anar Kali Bazaar, Delhi Gate bazaar and Wazir Khan Mosque. Lunch at a famous local restaurant later visit Lahore museum and return to Faisalabad in The Afternoon.
Airport to Hotel
The city was founded by the British Lieutenant Governor of the Punjab,
Sir Charles James Lyall for whom it was originally named Lyallpur. Prior to
the British making the area into an urban center, it largely consisted of
various villages. However, the construction of various canals allowed the
area to be irrigated. After the founding of the city, people were invited to
the city with promises of land if they were to work it. This allowed the
city to grow rapidly.
The city grew into a strong industrial and agricultural centre and on independence of Pakistan it was a major urban area. After independence, the city of Lyallpur marched rapidly on the path of progress. The city which had so far been known for its grain market, became a great commercial and industrial centre. The population of the city which in 1901 hardly touched the figure of a few thousands soared up to millions. Medical and educational level was lifted up. In 1977, the name of the city was changed to Faisalabad, after the name of the late king of Saudi Arabia, Shah Faisal-bin-Abdul Aziz. In 1985, the city was upgraded as a division with the districts of Faisalabad, Jhang and Toba Tek Singh.
Faisalabad Clock-tower Built during British times Central down town bazaar surrounds it.
Faisalabad Agriculture University.
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