What language is spoken in Jhelum?


What language is spoken in Jhelum?

People of Jhelum District speak Punjabi. The written language is Urdu. Many also speak Pothwari.

Why is Jhelum famous?

Jhelum is known for providing a large number of soldiers to the British Army before independence and later to the Pakistan armed forces due to which it is also known as ‘city of soldiers’ or ‘land of martyrs and warriors’.

How big is Jhelum Pakistan?

22.5 km²

Why Jhelum is called Jhelum?

The word Jhelum is reportedly derived from the words Jal (pure water) and Ham (snow). The name thus refers to the waters of a river (flowing besides the City) which has its origin in the snow-capped Himalayas.

Is Hindko a language?

Hindko is a minor language of Pakistan which is mainly spoken on the fringes of the Punjab, it is given a space in this map.

Is Jhelum safe?

Crime rates in Jhelum, Pakistan

Level of crime 33.04 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 45.08 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen 24.71 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed 26.62 Low
Worries car stolen 29.34 Low

Who won the Jhelum war?

It took place on the banks of the Jhelum River (known to the ancient Greeks as Hydaspes) in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent (modern-day Punjab, Pakistan). The battle resulted in a Greek victory and the surrender of Porus.

Are Hindkowans Punjabis?

Hindkowans (lit. Those Hindko speakers, who after the partition of India migrated to the independent republic, identify with the broader Punjabi community; these Hindkowans reside the Indian states of East Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.

Is Hindko same as Punjabi?

Hindko is mutually intelligible with Punjabi and Saraiki, and has more affinities with the latter than with the former. Differences with other Punjabi varieties are more pronounced in the morphology and phonology than in the syntax. An alternative local name for this language group is Hindki.

Who killed King porus?

Thereafter a supporter of Alexander, Porus held the position of a Macedonian subordinate ruler when he was assassinated, sometime between 321 and 315 bce, by Eudemus, one of Alexander’s generals, after the death of Alexander.

What is the population of Jhelum District in Pakistan?

Jhelum District has a diverse population of 1,103,000 (2006). According to Punjab Education Department’s annual literacy statistics for 2006, Jhelum had a literacy rate of 79% which is among the highest in Pakistan. Human Development Index of Jhelum is 0.829, which is 6th highest in Pakistan.

What was the population of Jhelum in 1901?

During British rule, Jhelum was connected by the North-Western Railway to other cities in the Indian Empire, 1,367 miles from Calcutta, 1,413 from Bombay, and 849 from Karachi. The population according to the 1901 census of India was 14,951.

What was the area of the old Jhelum District?

The old Jhelum district (minus Talagang) covered an area of 2,813 square miles (7285 km 2) and included Chakwal Tehsil – it was bordered by Shahpur and Attock to the west, and by Rawalpindi to the north – the Jhelum River separated it from Kashmir to the north-east and from Gujrat and Shahpur to the south-east and south.

Which is larger Jhelum District or Talagang district?

During British rule, Jhelum was a district of Rawalpindi Division, and was larger than the current district of Jhelum. On 1 April 1904, the tehsil of Talagang was detached from the District and incorporated with the new District of Attock. According to the Gazetteer of the Jhelum District of 1904, 88.7% of the population were Muslim.

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