Chiniot is a city and district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It lies on the left bank of the Indus river. It became the 36th district of the Punjab province of Pakistan in February 2009. Earlier it was a tehsil of Jhang District.
Chiniot's name consists of two words of Punjabi, Chan and Ote, which translates as 'Behind the moon without light'.
Tahsils in the District
Chiniot forms a very important part of the historic area of Jhang District, the history of which goes back into antiquity. It is said that Alexander of Macedonia passed through the district while going back to Greece. But the first glimpse of this district appeared in 'Tuzk-e-Babari' written by Zaheerudin Babar, the founder of the Mughal dynasty in India, in the year 1526.
Most of the villages in the districts are named Chak, which means outpost in the Urdu and Punjabi languages, and suffixed by a number. Many of the villages were planned and established by British engineers during the colonial period. These villages were planned mostly along canal banks to distribute the population evenly.
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