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Jhelum

Jhelum, a city on the right bank of the river Jhelum is situated in the province of Punjab in Pakistan. Surrounding this district are the districts of Rawalpindi, Mirpur, Gujrat etc.

While traveling from south to north on GT road, the Jhelum city comes on the right side where as the cantonment comes on the left side.

The city enjoys the life of both the people living in the cant as well as people living in the city. As the city lies between Rawalpindi and Lahore, the city enjoys the mix culture of these two cities.

Historical Places

It is known as the city of soldiers because of its history of providing a large number of soldiers to the British and Pakistan army. It is famous for the martial races settled in the area.

The famous Rohtas fort is just 15 miles away from the city. The oldest grand trunk road also passes through the city.

The world biggest salt mines called the Khewra mines are also located in the district Jhelum. Mangla dam is also located in the city of Jhelum and is at a half hour drive from the city of Jhelum.

There is a beautiful mosque whose foundations are on river bank. A beautiful old church also lies on the river bank. Both these religious places give a very elegant look while entering into the city.

Before partition and construction of Mangla dam, Jhelum used to be the biggest timber market.