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Lahore District (Punjabi, Urdu: ضلع لاہور‎) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan, mainly consisting of the city of Lahore, the district and provincial capital. Lahore district is considered a "city district", which gives it considerable power compared to other normal districts. The total area is 1,772 square kilometres (684 sq mi).

Lahore District
ضلع لاہور
City District
Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Country  Pakistan
Province Flag of Punjab.svg Punjab
Founded by Lava[1][2][3]
Named for Lava[4][5][6]
Headquarters Lahore
Area
 • Total 1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (2017)[7]
 • Total 11,126,285
 • Density 6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

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AdministrationEdit

Under the latest revision of Pakistan's administrative structure, promulgated in 2001,[8] Lahore was tagged as a City District and divided into nine towns.[9] Each town in turn consists of a group of union councils.[10]

  • Iqbal Town
  • Aziz Bhatti Town
  • Data Ganj Baksh Town
  • Gulberg Town
  • Nisthar Town
  • Ravi Town
  • Samanabad Town
  • Shalimar Town
  • Wagah Town

DemographyEdit

According to the 1998 census, the district's population is 6,320,000, 82% of which is urban.[11]:45 Punjabi is the first language[12] of 86% of the population, while Urdu and Pashto account for 10% and 2% respectively.[11]:50

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bombay Historical Society (1946). Annual bibliography of Indian history and Indology, Volume 4. p. 257. 
  2. ^ Baqir, Muhammad (1985). Lahore, past and present. B.R. Pub. Corp. pp. 19–20. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  3. ^ Naqoosh, Lahore Number 1976
  4. ^ Bombay Historical Society (1946). Annual bibliography of Indian history and Indology, Volume 4. p. 257. 
  5. ^ Baqir, Muhammad (1985). Lahore, past and present. B.R. Pub. Corp. pp. 19–20. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  6. ^ Masudul Hasan (1978). Guide to Lahore. Ferozsons. 
  7. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 
  8. ^ "The Local Government System 2001". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. August 14, 2001. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  9. ^ "City District Governments". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  10. ^ "City District". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  11. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Lahore. Census publication. 125. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 
  12. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children, and recorded of each individual.

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