Montgomery District

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Montgomery District
Montgomery district.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 30.664468°N 73.108496°E
Altitude:
Present Day Details
Place Name: Okara District, Pakpattan District, Sahiwal District
State/Province: Punjab
Country: Pakistan
Transport links

Montgomery District, earlier known as Gugera, was the south-eastermost of the six districts of Multan Division until 1916[1] It was subsequently one of the six districts of Lahore Division.

Name

It was named after Sir Robert Montgomery, the Lt. Governor of Punjab in 1865. Since 1966, it has been known as Sahiwal District.

Neighbours

As in 1884.

District Headquarters

Cities and Towns

Subdivisions

There were four tehsils:

  • Montgomery
  • Gugera
  • Dipalpur
  • Pak Pattan

Transport

Railways

The Sind, Punjab and Delhi Railway ran through the district. There were stations at: Okara.

Sites of Interest

  • Shrine of Baba Farid (Shakar Ganj)

References

Reading

  • Gazetteer of the Montgomery District 1883-1884 Govenrment of Punjab, 1884. Reprinted by Sang-e-Meel Publications Lahore, 1990

External Links

Historical books online