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Sheikhupura (Urdu: شَيخُوپُورہ‎, Punjabi: شیخاپورا) is an industrial city and capital of Sheikhupura District in the province of Punjab about 40 km northwest of Lahore in Pakistan.[2] It is the 16th largest city of Pakistan.[3]

The name of the town and its fort was changed by him to Sheikhupura from earlier Virkgarh, deriving from a nickname of Jahangir, who was known as Sheikhu by his father Akbar the Great.[4] The city is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District.


Hiran Minar near Sheikhupura was built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1620 CE[1]
Hiran Minar near Sheikhupura was built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1620 CE[1]
Sheikhupura is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Sheikhupura is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°42′40″N 73°59′16″E / 31.71111°N 73.98778°ECoordinates: 31°42′40″N 73°59′16″E / 31.71111°N 73.98778°E
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Sheikhupura
 • Total 5,960 km2 (2,300 sq mi)
Elevation 236 m (774 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal code 39350
Number of Union councils 51

Notable people


  • Aspire College, Sargodha Road
  • Punjab College, Sargodha Road

See also


  1. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Hiran Minar and Tank, Sheikhupura - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ Kot Dayal Das
  3. ^
  4. ^ District Profile: Central Punjab- Sheikhupura Archived 6 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^

External links

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