Headquarters Lodhran city
Number of Tehsils 3
Area 1,790 km²
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Population 1.465 million (2009)
Lodhran District (Urdu: ضِلع لودهراں), is a district in the Punjab, Pakistan - the city of Lodhran is the capital of the district. It is located on the northern side of River Sutlej. It is bounded to the north by the districts of Multan, Khanewal and Vehari, to the south by Bahawalpur, to the east lie the districts of Vehari and Bahawalpur; while district Multan lies on the western side. Lodhran was split off as a separate district from Multan in 1991. It has the lowest Human Development Index of all districts in Punjab. It is a well-known cotton-growing area.
Map of Lodhran District, Pakistan
Lodhran District is spread over an area of 1,790 square kilometres and is subdivided into three tehsils (Lodhran, Kahror Pakka and Dunyapur) which contain a total of 73 Union Councils:
In the 1998 census, 70% of the population had Saraiki as their first language, while Punjabi was the first language of 19% and Urdu – of 9%.
Lodhran has a total of 828 government schools out of which 59 percent (487 schools) are for girl students. The district has an enrolment of 146,345 in public sector schools.
Plans for the establishment of Lodhran University were announced in 2015.