Tandlianwala is a town in Punjab, Pakistan. It is located 45 km from the city of Faisalabad and 46 km from Okara. It is a sub-division of Faisalabad District and has a Tehsil municipal administration (TMA).Elevation of Gojra is 171.33 meters or 562.1 feet and the elevation of Tandlianwala is 182.06 meters or 597.3 feet, which is a difference of 10.73 meters or 35.2 feet.
|Location:||Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan|
|City Council:||(3 urban, 25 rural)|
|Type:||A town in Punjab, Pakistan|
|Local Language Name:||تاندلیانوالہ|
|Coordinates :||31°1′56″N 73°7′59″E|
|Elevation:||183 m (600 ft)|
|Other Languages:||Urdu & English|
|District Administrator:||Faisalabad District|
|MNA (NA-78) :||Rajab Ali Khan (PML (N))|
|MPA (PP-57) :||Jafar Ali Hocha(PML (N))|
|Total Area:||1,284 km2 (496 sq mi)|
|Total Population:||696,000 as per 2016 & 541,000 as per 1998 census|
|Time zone:||PST (UTC+5)|
|Vehicle registration:||Three letters beginning with T and random four numbers|
The Town was established as Mandi (Market) during the colonization of west Punjab. In 1887, it was given the status of sub tehsil and the town committee came into being during 1965. During 1966-1990, the town expended rapidly because of Construction of Bridge over the Ravi. Before the independence of Pakistan the city was a food supply for villages and nearby areas. The old name of the city was Tandla Mandi (Tandla Market).
As per Population Census Report of 1998, the town is spread over an area of 1284 Square Kilometers with total population of 5,40,802 which is almost 690,563 in 2014 indicating that the growth rate of the city is 3.37 percent per annum. Before the partiotion there was a majority of Sikh & Hindus in the city, then migrated to India. While settlement of Muslim refugees from East Punjab and Haryana who came from India. There are other two urban localities in Tandlianwala Municipal committeeand: Mamoon Kanjan and Kanjwani. The Town has 28 Union Councils, 3 Urban and 25 Rural Union Councils.
There is a Police Chowki & Police Station in the city which was established in 1905 by British covering an area of 680 sq. kilometres.Now there are four Police stations City Tandlianwala, Sudar Tandlianwala, Police Station Kur and Police Station Bahlak.
Religion and ethinic group
The majority religion is Islam, making up 98.0% of the city with small minorities of Christians (1.8%) and others (0.2%), mainly Sikhs and Ahmadis. The majority of Muslims belong to Sunni, Hanafi, and Barelvi schools of thought with a minority of Shiites. The main ethnic groups in the district are, Wattoo, HOCHA, SYED, Jatts, Arain, Awan, Baloch, Sipra, Bhatti, Bhutta, Butt, Chishti, Gill, Gujjar, Kharal, Khichchi, Khokhar, Kumar, Lodhi, Malik, Maachhi, Mirasi, Qasayi, Qureshi, Rajput, Rane, Rao, Rawal, Sheikh, Sherazi, Sial, Syyid, Tiwane, Toor, Warraich (Jats), Sudrech.
The level of education is increasing day by day in Tandlianwala. There are two colleges in the city, one for boys and another for girls. Nowadays there are many private schools open along with many government schools. The most famous school of Tandlianwala is Govt. MC High School TWL, Govt. High School No.1 Tandlianwala and in private sector we can say Edify Science Model High School, Faiz Nursary School 411GB uthwal, is on the leading side. Other schools are Allied School, Dar-e-Arqam etc. Punjab group of colleges has also started branch in Tandlianwala which will be a great addition to education sector in this city.
Tandlianwala has a lot of sports like Cricket, Football and Volley Ball. The boys of Tandlianwala play cricket in evening at different places. Mostly at the ground of MC High School or the so-called Doonga Ground. There is also an under construction cricket & hockey stadium which will be at national standard level.
The town is also well known because of the high quality of sugarcane. It has two sugar mills and dozen of cotton factories, rice factories and flour mills. The city is traditionally known for pure Desi Ghee, though it is rare now.
People of city
The people of this city took an active part in the struggle for independence of Pakistan (Freedom Movement). The city was originally developed around a grain market. Its police station was established as early as 1905 and prior to that only a police checkpost existed.
Politically, it is the most important Tehsil of Faisalabad District. Mian Manzoor Wattoo, the former chief minister of Punjab was elected from this constituency in 1993, while he lost in his home constituency. The name of the city comes from a herb “Tandla”, which was grown in abundance.