3 Toba Tek Singh

Toba Tek Singh

:"For other uses of the name Toba Tek Singh. see Toba Tek Singh (disambiguation)."

Pakistani Cities
official_name = Toba Tek Singh

emblem =
province = Punjab

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n2 = 58
n3 =
e1 = 72
e2 = 29
e3 =
elevation_m =
area_total_km2 = 3252
census_year = 1998
estimate_year =
census_pop = 1,621,593
estimate_pop =
population_density_km2 = 498
code =
towns = 6
uc = 82
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naib nazim =
footnotes = [http://www.tobateksingh.gov.pk/"The official homepage of local government Toba Tek Singh."]

Toba Tek Singh is a city and tehsil of Toba Tek Singh District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located at 30°58'0N 72°28'60E [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/PK/4/Toba_Tek_Singh.html Location of Toba Tek Singh - Falling rain Genomics] ] .


During British rule Toba Tek Singh was a tehsil of Lyallpur District, the population of the this town in 1906 was 1,874 [ [http://dsal.uchicago.edu/reference/gazetteer/pager.html?objectid=DS405.1.I34_V23_412.gifToba Tek Singh - Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 23, p. 406.] ]


As well as being a district capital, the city is also the administrative centre of Toba Tek Singh tehsil, one of the three subdivisions of the district - the tehsil itself is composed of 32 Union Councils [ [http://www.nrb.gov.pk/lg_election/union.asp?district=33&dn=Toba%20Tek%20Singh Tehsils & Unions in the District of Toba Tek Singh - Government of Pakistan] ] , three of which form the city of Toba Tek Singh.

In popular culture

Sadat Hasan Manto, an Urdu Novelist [ [http://www.personal.kent.edu/~rmuhamma/Personal/Urdu-Nasar/Manto/manto.html Personal.Kent.edu] ] wrote a short story entitled "Toba Tek Singh" which is a satire on Partition; in the story, an inmate in an asylum frets over the question of whether his home town Toba Tek Singh is now in India or Pakistan. It was adapted into a short movie of the same name [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0486495/ IMDB.com] ] directed by Afia Nathaniel [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1398746/ IMDB.com] ] in 2005.


External links

* [http://www.tobateksingh.gov.pk/"The official homepage of local government Toba Tek Singh."]

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