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sahiwal

city, east-central Punjab province, east-central Pakistan. The city was founded in 1865 and named for Sir Robert Montgomery, then lieutenant governor of the Punjab. It is connected by rail and road with Lahore and is an important cotton centre, with ginning factories and carpet production. It was constituted a municipality in 1867. Institutions include a hospital and several colleges affiliated with the University of the Punjab.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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