Sheikhupura

Last updated on 18 October 2017

Sheikhupura (Urdu: شَيخُوپُورہ‎, Punjabi: شیخاپورا) is an industrial city of "The Rice Valley" of Subcontinent 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. The Major Counties of this city include Ghazi Minara, Dera Dhillon, Adil Town and Others

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Hiran Minar near Sheikhupura was built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1620 CE[1]
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Sheikhupura is located in Punjab, Pakistan
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Sheikhupura is located in Pakistan

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Hiran Minar and Tank, Sheikhupura - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ Kot Dayal Das
  3. ^ http://www.pbs.gov.pk/sites/default/files//tables/POPULATION%20SIZE%20AND%20GROWTH%20OF%20MAJOR%20CITIES.pdf
  4. ^ District Profile: Central Punjab- Sheikhupura Archived 6 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ http://cricketarchive.com/Archive/Players/19/19517/19517.html

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