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The State of Bhávalpúr is a princely state in the Panzáb of the Indian sub-continent, stretching along the southern bank of the Sutlez and Indus Rivers, its capital city at Bhávalpúr.
Bhávalpúr, the capital, is a city of 403,408 as of 1988, and is located in the Panzáb just south of the Sutlez River.
The city was founded in 1748 by Muhammad Bahával Khan Abbasi I, whose descendants ruled the area.
It is a crossroads city, having the only railroad bridge over the Sutlez. The surrounding area is mostly agricultural, and the city is a market town for dates, wheat, sugarcane, and cotton. In addition, it has soap making and cotton spinning factories, as well as enterprises producing silk and cotton textiles, carpets, and pottery.
The Islamia University is located in Bhávalpúr.