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Sheikhupura District



ضِلع شیخُوپُورہ
Sheikhupura District
Map of Punjab with Sheikhupura District highlighted
Map of Punjab with Sheikhupura District highlighted
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
HeadquartersSheikhupura
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerTariq Mehmood Bukhari
Area
 • Total3,030 km2 (1,170 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total3,460,426
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
TehsilsSheikhupura
Ferozewala
Muridke
Sharaq Pur
Safdarabad

Sheikhupura (Urdu: ضِلع شيخُوپُورہ‎) (Punjabi: ضِلع شيخُوپُور), is a district of Punjab province, Pakistan. Sheikhupura is the headquarters of Sheikhupura district. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 3,321,029 of which 25.45% were urban.[2] In 2005 one of its subdivisions was split off to form the new Nankana Sahib District.[3]

The predominant language of the district is Punjabi, which according to the 1998 census results for the tehsils of Sheikhupura, Ferozewala and Safdarabad, is the first language[4] of 98% of the population, while Urdu is the first language of 1.1%.[5]

According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, most populous cities of the district are Sheikhupura, Muridke, Kot Abdul Malik and Ferozewala. All these four cities are listed in the List of most populous cities in Pakistan.

Administration

The district comprises 5 tehsils:[3]

  1. Sheikhupura
  2. Ferozewala
  3. Muridke
  4. Sharaq Pur
  5. Safdarabad (part of Nankana Sahib District between 2005 and 2008)

Committees

List of Municipal Committees in District Sheikhupura

  1. Sheikhupura Municipal Committee
  2. Farooq abad Municipal Committee
  3. Manan wala Municipal Committee
  4. Safdar abad Municipal Committee
  5. Khanqah dogran Municipal Committee
  6. Ferozwala Municipal Committee
  7. Kot Abdulmalik Municipal Committee
  8. Muridke Municipal Committee
  9. Narang Mandi Municipal Committee
  10. Sharaqpur Municipal Committee

See also

References

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29.
  2. ^ Urban Resource Centre (1998 Census) Archived 2006-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Sheikhupura - Punjab Portal". Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children.
  5. ^ 1998 District Census report of Sheikhupura. Census publication. 79. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. pp. 105–6.

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