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Okara is the capital city of Okara District in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The name Okara is derived from Okan, which is the name of a type of tree. It is the 23rd largest city in Pakistan by population. The city is located southwest of the city of Lahore and Faisalabad is 100 km bypassing away Ravi River.
The peaceful natural environment, fertile lands, green fields of sugarcane, potato, wheat, tomato, maize, and rice, and crops make Okara District notable. Orchards of mangoes and oranges are prevalent. Mitchells Farms- a world-famous dairy farm, is also located in District Okara, in the nearby town of Renala Khurd. Sahiwal, which was originally known as Montgomery, is the closest major city to Okara. Okara, on the other hand, is home to Pakistan's military dairy farms, which are famous for their cheese.
Okara is also noted for its diverse cultures, which represent the region's traditions and customs. Melas (fairs) in the month of 'Saawan' are famous among these customs, when various forms of games are played to the rhythm of the drums and stores selling sweets and toys, among other things, are decorated. Agriculture is the primary source of income for the majority of the inhabitants, while some individuals also work in industries and offices. The region's trademarks include dairy and fruit goods. Many renowned Sufis tombs may also be found here and in Pakistan's Thatta Ghulamka region.
The society is made up of several ethnic groups, each having its history and cultural legacy. Including clans and tribes of Sayyed, Rai Family, Arain, Rajpoot, Sial, Jats, Shaikhs, Malik Awan, etc. The bulk of Okara's residents is Punjabi-speaking Muslims. According to the 2017 census, 96.10 percent of the people speak Punjabi as their first language, with 2.65 percent speaking Urdu. The district's primary Punjabi dialects are Jhangvi (or Rachnavi) and the standard Majhi dialect.
With the help of the government, Okara's literacy rate is progressively improving. Because the bulk of the population lives in villages, extra focus is paid to developing education in this area. The district government's involvement is great. The locals residing in big round-shaped mud and grass homes. The majority of these huts are built on the tops of sandhills. They follow a nomadic lifestyle, moving from place to place according to weather, food, and water availability. Their lifestyle is similar to that of people in rural areas.