The city of Lyallpur came
into being in 1880.The city which now well known as a Manchester of Pakistan for its industrial activity, was nothing but
desolate tract of land 100 years of age. Lyallpur Changed into Faisalabad: In 1977, the name of the city was changed to Faisalabad,
after the name of the late king of Saudi Arabia, Shah Faisal-bin-Abdul
Aziz. In 1985, the city was upgraded as a division with the districts of Faisalabad,
Jhang and Toba-Tek Singh.
Climate:The climate of Faisalabad
is extreme with very little rainfall. the maximum temp in summer rises up to 48 o C and minimum temperature in winter goes
down to 04 o C. the present average rainfall is 40 mm which is more then twice the average rainfall prevalent 40 years ago.
Population: The population
of Faisalabad was 2152401 in 1951, which had jumped to 5429547
during 1998, an increase of 150% in 47 years showing in average increase of 3.2 % per annum. Faisalabad city, which had a population 9171 in 1901 jumped
179000 in 1951, had further jumped to 2009000 during 1998 census. The total increase in 47 years is 1000%, which is 21.3 %
Literacy Rate: literacy rate is 40 % which is much much less than the neighboring
country of Asia like Sri Lanka whose literacy rate is 100 %. Due to this illiteracy
we are unable to control our economy properly.
Environmental Pollution: Faisalabad is a city of factories and mills. Due to non-planning of city, these mills and factories are not located in a
separate territory, but are present among the residential areas. Industrial waste and industrial effluent create environmental
pollution which needs immediate control.