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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. 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.
- 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
- Aspire College, Sargodha Road
- Punjab College, Sargodha Road
- 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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