History of Multan
four rare things multan abounds
Saints, Dust and Burial Grounds"
The above couplet by a Persian
poet describes the primordial environment of the historic city of multan.
But that has changed now and not only the city of multan but also the
district itself has been transformed into a green, fertile area. It is
fast becoming an industrial town. The city has its own charm, culture
and crafts. The origin of the name 'multan' is obscure and so is the
period of its founding. Hiuen Tsang has called it as Mulosan pulu and
Alberuni called it Multana, which ultimately came to be called multan.
lies between north latitude 29'-22' and 30'-45 and east
longitude 71'-4' and 72'-4'55. It is located in a bend created
by five confluent rivers. The Sutlej separates it from
Bahawaipur District and the Chenab from Muzaffargarh district.
About 215 metres (740 feet) above sea level
||45 square km
Cotton, Rice and Sugar Cane
Oranges, Citrus & Dates
Kamiz" & "Lungi"
Kamiz" + "Chadar"
is the local language, Urdu, Punjabi & English languages are
||Cold in winter and
very hot in summer. The normal rainfall is about 6" during
the monsoon from July to September.
||Fox, Jackal and wild
boar. Amongst birds are grey and black partridges, sand grouse
visiting the district in winter, quail, plover and pigeons are
||For local assistance,
information and planning your holidays, please contact PTDC
Tourist Information Centre at Sindbad Hotel, Nishtar Chowk,
Bahawalpur Road, Multan.
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