Faisalabad Tourism, Pakistan

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Faisalabad (pronunciation: /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 58.56 km2 (22.61 sq mi) while the area controlled by the Faisalabad Development Authority (FDA) is 1,280 km2 (490 sq mi). 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. It has been referred to as the "Manchester of Pakistan" because it contributes over 20% toward Pakistan's annual GDP. Faisalabad's average annual GDP is $20.55 billion (USD), of which 21% comes from agriculture. The surrounding countryside, irrigated by the lower Chenab River, produces cotton, wheat, sugarcane, vegetables and fruits. The city is an [industrial centre with major railway repair yards, engineering works, and mills that process sugar, flour, and oil seed. Faisalabad is a major producer of superphosphates, cotton and silk textiles, hosiery, dyes, industrial chemicals, beverages, clothing, pulp and paper, printing, agricultural equipment, and ghee (clarified butter). The Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry monitors industrial activity in the city and reports their findings to the Federation of Pakistan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and provincial government. The city has a major dry port and international airport. Faisalabad is home to the University of Agriculture, Government College University as well as the Ayub Agricultural Research Institute, Divisional Public School Faisalabad and National Textile University. The city has its own cricket team, Faisalabad Wolves, which is based at the Iqbal Stadium. There are several other sports teams that compete internationally, including hockey and snooker as well as other sporting events.

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Facts and Stats for Faisalabad*

  • Pollution Statistics in Faisalabad

    Know the pollution level of Faisalabad before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 71.67 (High)
    • Water Pollution 80 (Very High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 69.12 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 80.88 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 83.82 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 66.18 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 53.33 (Moderate)
  • Faisalabad: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Faisalabad for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Faisalabad.

    • Burglary and Theft 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.13 (High)
    • Car Stealing 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 37.5 (Low)
    • Attacks 28.13 (Low)
    • Drug offense 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.13 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 31.25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 21.88 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 46.88 (Moderate)
  • Living in Faisalabad - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 56.84 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 82.85 (Very High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 47.5 (High)
    • Health Care Index 44.44 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 17.2 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Faisalabad

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Faisalabad

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.02 USD
    • International Movie per seat 4.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 54.81 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 43.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 16.79 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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