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Lyallpur,Pakistan: see FaisalabadFaisalabad
, formerly Lyallpur
, city (1998 pop. 1,977,246), NE Pakistan, in a cotton- and wheat-growing area. It is an important transportation and commercial center, especially for grains, cloth, and ghee (clarified butter).
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a city in Pakistan, Punjab Province, in the Chenab-Ravi interfluvial area. Population, 1.1 million (1972; 13,400 in 1906; 179,000 in 1951; 425,000 in 1961).
Lyallpur is the country’s third-largest economic center and a transportation hub. Its diversified industries produce food, textiles, footwear, chemicals, and metalwork. Its thermal power plant is based on the Sui gas deposits. Lyallpur is the trading center of an irrigated agricultural region that supplies commercial cotton and wheat. There is an agricultural institute. The city was founded in the 19th century and named for the English governor of the Punjab, J. Lyall. [14–339–4; updated]