Disaster and Critical Incident Management Plan of District R.Y.Khan. Page 2
The main Peshawar-Karachi railway line passes through District Rahim Yar Khan.The district is linked with Bahawalpur and Sukkhar through railway network.
STATISTICS OF RAHIM YAR KHAN:
Sr.# Category Description/Detail1 Population 3,141,053 (20% Urban & 80% Rural according to 1998 Census).estimated in 2008 ( 4,031,000) .The total population of Rahim Yar Khan district was 3,141,053 asenumerated in march, 1998 with an intercensal percentage increaseof 70.6 since March, 1981 when it was 1,841,451 souls. Theaverage annual growth rate was 3.2 percent during this period. Thetotal area of the district is 11,880 square kilometers which givespopulation density of 264 persons per square kilometer as against155 persons observed in 1981 indicating a fast growth rate of thedistrict.2 Rural/UrbanDistributionThe urban population was 616,582 or 19.6 percent of the totalpopulation of the district which grew at an average rate of 4.3percent during 1981-98 and had decreased from 4.7 percentobserved during 1972-81. There are three Municipal Committeesand five Town Committees in the district.3 Literacy&EducationAttainmentThe literacy ratio in the district has increased from 20.0 percent in1981 to 33.1 percent in 1998. The literacy ratio for males is 43.4percent as against 21.8 percent for females. The ratio is muchhigher in urban when compared with rural areas both for male andfemale.4 UnionCouncils1225 Area (SquareKilometers)11,8806 PopulationDensity(per sq.Km.)2647 Tehsils Rahim Yar Khan, Sadiqabad, Khan Pur, Liaquat Pur,8 Main Towns Mianwali Qureshian, Tarinda Sawai Khan, Kot Samaba, ChowkBahadurpur, Bagh-O-Bahar, Ghauspur, Nawan Kot, Fatehpur,Zahirpir, Sehja, Jehtha Butha, Tarinda Muhammad Pannah, Feroza,Khanbela, Tanwari Allahabad, Jamal Din Wali, Ahmedpur Lamma,Goth Alo, Dhendi, Machi Goth and Bhong.9 Total MetalledRoads (Km)320010 No. of GridStations8