Bhakkar District was established on 1ST July 1982 after slicing the area from District Mianwali of which it was a sub-division.  It is located between the Indus and Chenab Rivers.  District Mianwali is on its northern side.  The eastern and southern sides make boundaries with Khushab, Jhang and Layyah Districts respectively.  The river Indus flows on its western side across which lies the Dera Ismail Khan District of KPK.

Bhakkar District

It is located at 31°37’60N 71°4’0E at an elevation of 159 meters and lies on the left bank of the Indus river.

Bhakkar is a district in the province of Punjab, Pakistan. This district was established in 1982 after slicing the area from Mianwali. Bhakkar is situated between the Indus River and Chenab. Its area consists of a riverine tract along the Indus, called Kaccha, and most of the district area lies in the desolate plain of the Thal desert. The district is of semi rectangular shape and mostly consists of sandy land. The total area of the district is 8153 kilometers. It is 134 kilometers long from North to South and 60 kilometers wide from East to West.