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History - Jaranwala

History of Jaranwala


Jaranwala is about 400 years old city. There was a well with big roots hanging in it of an old willow tree. In Punjabi language roots are called "Jaraan" and place is called "Wala". So, these both words combined and formed the shape of a name "Jaranwala". By the passage of time, the place called Jaranwala and later on this name became famous and the city was also called Jaranwala. Existing city was founded by British government in 1908. Mr. Micheal Ferrar, Deputy Commissioner of Faisalabad has inaugurated this town in 1909. Rai Ahmad Khral and Bhagat Singh two famous freedom fighters were sons of historic city of Jaranwala. Mian Abdul Bari a freedom fighter and President of All India Muslim League District Paghwara and Then Lyallpur district was settled in Jaranwala after partition. Jaranwala Town is the headquarter of the Tehsil Jaranwala under the jurisdiction of Faisalabad district which is located from 30o- 42’ to 30o- 47' North latitudes and 72o-40’ to 73o to 40’ East longitude. The city is located at 31°- 20' North latitude and 73° -25’ East longitude. Jaranwala is situated at a distance of 37 kilometers from Faisalabad towards south-east, on Lahore-Faisalabad road and Jaranwala-Khurrianwala road. The Sheikhupura-Shorkot railway line also passes through this city. It is connected by regular bus services with Lahore and Faisalabad.

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