Bahawalnagar (Punjabi, Urdu: بہاولنگر), is the capital city of Bahawalnagar District situated in the south east region in the Punjab province of Pakistan. The town of Bahawalnagar is the headquarter of the district and tehsil as well. Old name of Bahawalnagar was Rojanwali/Ubbha. It was named Bahawalnagar in 1904 after Bahawal Khan V, the ruler of the Bahawalpur state comprising the present districts of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan. It is 192 miles south of Lahore and about 120 miles east of Bahwalpur. River Sutlej passes on the northern side at a distance of about 6 miles.