History Of Chiniot | Famous City of Pakistan
Chiniot’s name consists of two words of Punjabi, Chan and Ote, which translates as ‘Behind the moon without light’. Some historians suggest the name takes its birth from “Cheen” means China and “wut” means border in local Jhangochi dialect.
Chiniot is situated in the center of Punjab province on the bank of river Punjab in Faisalabad division. Boundaries are attached with Faisalabad, Jhang, Hafizabad and Sargodha. Chiniot was Tehsil of district Jhang and it was declared a separate district in February 2009. Chiniot is further divided into two Tehsil’s named as Bhuwana and Lalian.
Chiniot is a city and the administrative headquarter of Chiniot District in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. Located on the bank of the river Chenab, it is the 28th largest city of Pakistan. It is also known for its intricate wooden furniture, architecture, and mosques, and is home to the Omar Hayat Mahal.
Postal code: 35400
Population: 278,747 (2017)
Area code: 047
University: Chenab College, Chiniot
Chiniot old name
Chiniot is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. Its old name was Chandan Kot. It is arranged on the banks of the stream Chenab. There is moreover an outdated railroad connection. The character of Chiniot is the Furniture here. Omer Hayat Place was a horrendous Place. It is now a Library.
Chiniot is a beautiful city in the district of Chiniot in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. Situated at the bank of Chenab River Chiniot is a small stony hill with a semi-hot and arid climate. Chiniot is a small city in between Faisalabad and Lahore. A rail line and highway route link this city to the rest of Pakistan. The nearest airport to this city is Faisalabad Airport. People who plan to visit Lahore or Faisalabad should pay a visit to Chiniot.
There is not much to do in the city but Chiniot Hills steal the show. Chiniot hills are a segment of Kirana Hill Complex. Chiniot has a bright future in the tourism world. A lot of history is attached to this city, which makes it historically significant. Chiniot hills are at an elevation of 179m. Chiniot hills are famous for supernatural beauty. People of Chiniot are leading a very simple life. Their smile and hospitality add to the beauty of the place
Chiniot Bridge and Kirana hills are two other tourist spots near Chiniot hills. The fresh air and cool climate of Chiniot hills can mesmerize you. Some of the activities that can be done on the hills include trekking, hiking, rail fanning, bungee jumping, and zip-lining. Some of the hotels near Chiniot hills are Khayyam Hotel, Hill Garden, Raj One Hotel, and Royalton Hotel. Tourists can also book a hotel in Faisalabad.
Culture of Chiniot is the same as the culture of Punjab. Current population of Chiniot is around 0.5 million. Around 40% of the population lives in the city while the rest is living in villages.
As far as religious schools of thought are concerned , around 35% to 40% of the population belongs to Fiqa e Jafria and the same percentage of population is divided in different schools of thoughts. Most of the people living in the city are doing their own business and some of them are doing jobs in different sectors. Most of the business is related to furniture. Chiniot is famous for its furniture in all over Pakistan as well as in other countries
During Mughal rule, Chiniot was governed as part of the subah, or province, of Lahore. The city reached its zenith under the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, and his governor of the area, Nawab Sadullah Khan of the Thahim tribe, Under Sadullah Khan’s governorship, Chiniot’s famous Shahi Mosque was built. Chiniot’s artisans were renowned for their skill during the Mughal era, and were employed in the decoration of the Taj Mahal, and Lahore’s Wazir Khan Mosque.
Chiniot is known for its furniture. Chinioti craftsmen and artisans have for centuries carved flowers and geometric patterns onto cellulose fibers. Masons from Chiniot are thought to have been employed during the construction of the Taj Mahal and Golden Temple.
Cricket is the most popular sport in Chiniot. Football is also played in Chiniot. Other popular
sports include Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Tennis, Kabbadi and Horse racing.
Chiniot region was an agricultural region with forests during the Indus Valley Civilization. Chiniot is a district of a multi-tribes nation. Tribes of Chiniot include Rajput Dhudhi Sahmal Sipra, Janjua, Dogar, Syed, Sial, Mufti, Arain, Laali, Marath, Aheer, Awan, Makhdoom, Baloch, Bhatti, Bhutta, Butt, Bhowana, Chohan, Dhera, Durrani, Gujjar, Hanjra, Indra, Sipra, Walara, Haral, Tamimi, Hashmi, Jappa, Jatt, Koli, Kamoky, Kharal, Khokhar, Marral, Naul, Nakokara, Traggar/Tragar, Nissowana, Puri, Pathan, Slara, Wassi, Dhawan, Wadhawan, Sehgal, and Kalyar.
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