Toba Tek Singh emerged as separated district on the map of Punjab with effect from July 1982 after detaching it from Faisalabad district. It derives its name from the headquarters town named Toba Tek Singh. This town was founded some times in the beginning of the colonization era. It was named after a Sikh saint. Tek Singh who maintained a pond and used to serve drinking water to the passers-by. He thus rendered a great humanitarian service throughout his life to the community around him. He carried good name through his selfless services rendered to the people and gradually the pond came to be called as Toba Tek Singh meaning thereby the pond of Tek Singh. There was a small Mandi (market) nearby this pond, which subsequently flourished and also named after this pond.
The district consists of an area of 3,259 square kilometers. It is divided into three sub-divisions and the area of each sub-division is as under:
1. Toba Tek Singh 1,293
2. Kamalia 1,1153
3. Gojra 851
The district comprises three municipal committees namely Toba Tek Singh, Gojra and Kamalia, a town committee Pir Meehal and 539 villages.
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