Faisalabad Gujranwala Peshawar Multan Hyderabad Islamabad Quetta Provincial capital Federal capital. [106], Faisalabad International Airport is approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from the city centre and is a major airport for domestic and international travel. In a 1981 census, the population was 1,092,000; however, the Faisalabad Development Authority estimated the number to be 1,232,000. Impacts of Urbanization on Voting Behavior. In 1951 population of Faisalabad City jumped to 2009000. [35] More Faisalabadis began working abroad as bilateral ties improved within the new dominion. [4] Agriculture and industry remain its hallmark. Faisalabad is the second most populous district in Punjab with a population of 3.55 million. The city lies in an area with low wind speeds. The current metro area population of Islamabad in 2021 is 1,164,000, a 3.1% increase from 2020. [74] It was initially designed to accommodate 20,000 people. Ahmedabad Population Growth. [15][28] In 1892, the newly constructed town with its growing agricultural surplus was added to the British rail network. The front entrance to the 19th century colonial railway station. [77]:387, Islam is the most common religion, with a 97.22% Muslim majority according to the 1998 Pakistan census report and 2001 population data sheet. Commissioner Naseem Nawaz advised that efforts were under way to maintain the stadium. [85] The city has a major dry port[86][7]:25 and an international airport. [6][7]:8 Faisalabad has grown to become a major industrial and distribution centre because of its central location in the region and connecting roads, rails, and air transportation. Its population is 2,506,595. [32] Lyallpur, which was located in the region of the Punjab Province that became West Pakistan, was populated by a number of Hindus and Sikhs who migrated to India, while Muslim refugees from India settled in the district. [4][7]:41 The surrounding countryside, irrigated by the lower Chenab River, produces agricultural commodities such as cotton, rice, sugarcane, wheat, fruit and vegetables. [154], In 2013, Faisalabad's literacy rate of 46% for females was noticeably lower than the 69% for males; rural literacy was 49% compared to 74% in urban areas. Law enforcement in Faisalabad is carried out by the city police, under the command of the city police officer (CPO), an appointment by the provincial government. The Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Auditorium, home of the Faisalabad Arts Council. 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