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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. It is the 16th largest city of Pakistan.
|• Total||5,960 km2 (2,300 sq mi)|
|Elevation||236 m (774 ft)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Number of Union councils||51|
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. The city is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District.
- Engineer Hafiz Ali Raza Currently working as a assistant agricultural engineer in Punjab Agriculture Department.
- Aaqib Javed played as fast bowler for Pakistan cricket team.
- Anjum Saeed played one Olympics for Pakistan hockey team.
- Anzhelika Tahir, Miss Pakistan World 2015, a beauty queen from Pakistan.
- Choudhry Bilal Ahmed, politician
- Jahangir, Fourth Mughal Emperor, ruled from 1605-1627
- Kulwant Singh Virk, author
- Mohammad Asif a right arm medium fast bowler in cricket
- Muhammad Javed Buttar, is a former justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan
- Muhammad Nawaz Bhatti, judge and lawyer
- Nawab Kapur Singh, one of the pivotal figures of the Sikh Confederacy and founder of the Singhpuria Misl.
- Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, player for the Pakistan National Cricket Team
- Rana Tanveer Hussain Federal Minister
- Saeed Anwar played three Olympics for Pakistan hockey team.
- Sheikh Salim Chishti, Sufi saint of the Chishti Order during the Mughal Empire
- Waris Shah, A Great Punjabi Sufi Poet
- Zaka Ullah Bhangoo, Pakistani army aviator
- Zulfiqar Ahmad Dhillon, retired brigadier in the Pakistani army
- Saeed-ul haq Dogar, Pakistani Politician
- Centre, UNESCO World Heritage. "Hiran Minar and Tank, Sheikhupura - UNESCO World Heritage Centre". whc.unesco.org. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
- Kot Dayal Das
- http://www.pbs.gov.pk/sites/default/files/[permanent dead link]/tables/POPULATION%20SIZE%20AND%20GROWTH%20OF%20MAJOR%20CITIES.pdf
- District Profile: Central Punjab- Sheikhupura Archived 6 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
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