Faisalabad

Faisalabad

Faisalabad (Urdu: فیصل آباد‎; English: /fɑːɪsɑːlˌbɑːd/; Lyallpur until 1979), is the third-most-populous city in Pakistan, and the second-largest in the eastern province of Punjab. Historically one of the first planned cities within British India, it has long since developed into a cosmopolitan metropolis. Faisalabad was restructured into city district status; a devolution promulgated by the 2001 local government ordinance (LGO). The total area of Faisalabad District is 5,856 km2 (2,261 sq mi)[3] while the area controlled by the Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) is 1,280 km2 (490 sq mi).[4][5]: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.[6] It has been referred to as the "Manchester of Pakistan".[7][8] Faisalabad's GDP (PPP) in 2013 was $43 billion (USD).[9][10][11][12] The average annual GDP of Faisalabad is $20.5 billion calculated by averaging GDP projections from 2015 to 2025;[12] agriculture and industry remains its hallmark.[13][5]:41

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