District Mianwali is bounded by district Attock on North-East, Chakwal and Khushab districts on East and Bhakkar on South and NWFP on its West and North-West. River Indus flows across the district from North to South. Three branches of the Thal Canal Emerging from Jinnah Barrage on river Indus near Kalabagh irrigate the vast areas. Another canal called Chashma Link Canal connects river Indus with river Jhelum through Chashma Barrage.
District Mianwali is spread over an area of 5,840 square kilometers comprising of following three tehsils:-

  • Mianwali
  • Isakhel
  • Piplan


The district has extreme hot and cold climate. The maximum temperature during the summer shoots up to 51C while the minimum temperature recorded in winter is as low as 2C. The average rainfall in the district is about 250mm.

Other salient features of Mianwali are as below: