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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.[2] It is the 16th largest city of Pakistan.[3]

Sheikhupura

شَيخُوپُورہ
City
Hiran Minar near Sheikhupura was built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1620 A.D[1]
Hiran Minar near Sheikhupura was built by the Mughal emperor Jahangir in 1620 A.D[1]
Sheikhupura is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Sheikhupura
Sheikhupura
Sheikhupura is located in Pakistan
Sheikhupura
Sheikhupura
Coordinates: 31°42′40″N 73°59′16″E / 31.71111°N 73.98778°E / 31.71111; 73.98778Coordinates: 31°42′40″N 73°59′16″E / 31.71111°N 73.98778°E / 31.71111; 73.98778
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Sheikhupura
Area
 • 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

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] ncity is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District.

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