Gujrat is an ancient district of Pakistan located in between two famous
rivers, i.e., River Jehlum and River Chenab . Because
of it's proximity with the rivers the land is good for cultivation
with rice and sugar cane as main crops.
is noted for its furniture, brassware, pottery, and cotton goods.
Boots, carpets, and electric fans are also produced. Standing on
the site of a fort built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1580, Gujrat
was the location of the final battle between the British and the
Sikhs in 1849, leading to British annexation of the region. The
grave of Shah Daula, a Sufi mystic, is a noted Muslim shrine. The
town has two colleges affiliated with Punjab Univ.
fields of Gujrat produce one of the best rice crop of the world.
Thanks to the wonderful canal system, Gujrat is producing sugarcane,
wheat, gram and wide range of pulses and vegitables. There also
exist big forests on the sarroundings of Gujrat.
is also known in the world for its clay with which Gujratis produce
quality pottery since ages. Apart from agriculture and clay the
city is well known for its furniture manufacturing skills. Gujratis
have mastered the skills of conditioning the wood and producing
world class furniture having immaculate finish. Over last few decades
Gujrat has also attained a name in export of electric fans.
is bounded on the North-East by Jammu and Kashmir, on the North-West
by the river Jhelum which separates it from Jhelum district, on
the East and South-East by the river Chenab, separating it from
the districts of Gujranwala and Sialkot, and on the West by Mandi
Bahauddin district. District Gujrat is spread over an area of 3,192
square kilometres and comprises of the three tehsils of:
district has moderate climate, which is hot in summer and cold in
winter. During Peak Summer, the day temperature shoots up to 45C,
but the hot spells are comparatively shorter due to proximity of Azad
Kashmir Mountains. The winter months are very pleasant and the minimum
temperature may fall below 2C. The average rain-fall on the Kashmir
border is over 100 cm, at Kharian it is 75 cm, at Gujrat 67 cm and
at Dinga 50 cm.