|• Total||2.9 km2 (1.1 sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Postal code span||51800|
|Website||A website about Narowal|
Narowal (Urdu: نارووال), (Punjabi: نارووال) is a city in the northeast of the Punjab province of Pakistan. The city is the capital of Narowal District and Narowal Tehsil. It is situated on the banks of Ravi River about 4–5 km from the Indian border.
There are several theories as to the origin of the name. The most famous of them is that it was named after a Sikh landlord, Naro Singh, who was the owner of the land before the Partition of India in 1947. The city is situated on the banks of River Ravi, about 4–5 km from Indian Border and about 50 km from the Indian-administered Kashmir. It is famous for the production of rice and cereals and for the local dish Dahi Barray.
In 1005 CE, Mahmud of Ghazni, the Turkic ruler of the Ghaznavid dynasty, established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin, invaded and conquered the Shahis in Kabul, and followed it by the conquests of Punjab region. Later like rest of Punjab, Narowal passed on to the rule of the Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire
After the decline of the Mughal Empire, the Afghans, the Marathas and later the Sikhs conquered Narowal District. The Punjabi Muslims faced severe restrictions during the Sikh rule. During the period of British rule, Narowal District increased in population and importance.
The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the Creation of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim Punjabi refugees from India settled down in the Narowal District.
Narowal city has four union councils and its important colonies are Islam pura, Jilany colony, Jawad colony, Mumtaz colony and Mehmood colony near Railway station. Some of the prominent castes are Jats,Rajputs,Gujjars. Some old villages are also in it, like "Dodewali".It is in the name of a person "DHODA" worked for the village and after that person Mr.Muhammad Faiz Virk a prominent member of a union council continued to work for village and its surroundings. A well prominent family in this village is Virk family (also called Mimbers's house)who are continually in struggle for the betterment of its village like school upgrdation,infrastructure and to deal the people's issues quickly.
As per the 1998 census of Pakistan, Punjabi language is spoken by 95%. Punjabi dialects spoken in the city are
Other Languages include:
||This article possibly contains original research. (June 2011)|
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