Multan is known as the City of Saints. Due to large numbers of shrines of Sufi in the city, it is also called Madinat-Ul-Auliya. Fariduddin Ganjshakar, a very famous Punjabi language poet was also born in this city. The city is among the oldest cities of the world. The city is located almost in the center of Pakistan and it is 215 meters (740 feet) above sea level. It is the 5th most populous city of Pakistan, spread over an area of 133 square kilometers.
The city has been a trade hub between South Asia and Central Asia and is the backbone of the economy of Southern Punjab. The geographical location of the city has made it an influential political and economic center for the country. Growing economy of the region, exportable surpluses of agricultural commodities like mangoes and export quality textile products have attracted the public as well as private sector investment. Now the city is connected with other parts of the country via an excellent road network as well as with an international airport that is also serving as a source of fast connection to the people of Southern Punjab with the rest of the world and for the exports of mangoes from the region to the international market. The city is surrounded by five rivers of Punjab and the land is very fertile which provides great opportunities for the cultivation of various crops and fruits like cotton, sugarcane, wheat, mango, citrus, Date Palm, guava, grapes and pomegranate etc.