<!---Start of article--->Sahiwal
() is a city in Punjab
. It is the administrative centre of Sahiwal District
and Sahiwal Division
. Sahiwal is approximately 180 km from the major city Lahore
and is the city between Lahore and Multan
. The population is 207,388 (1998 Pakistan Census
). This city becamea small village on the Karachi-Lahore railway line during 1865 when it was named Montgomery
after Sir Robert Montgomery
, then Lieutenant-Governor of Punjab. It was given its current name during 1967 after the Sahi
clan of Kharal jatt
who were the inhabitants of this area.
The city is in the densely populated region between the Sutlej and Ravi rivers. The principal crops are wheat, cotton, tobacco,
Sahiwal has several educational institutes including the Divisional Public School (DPS), St. Mary's Convent High School, Government Immamia College, Government Postgraduate College (GPGC) and Government College for Men and Women. The District Hospital commonly referred to as the Civil Hospital is the largest hospital of Sahiwal.
Sahiwal is twinned
with the town of Rochdale
, in Greater Manchester
, North West......