Kāmoke

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کامونکی
Tehsile
Kamoke
Nickname(s): The City of Rice & The City of Mosques
کامونکی is located in Pakistan
کامونکی
کامونکی
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°58′N 74°13′E / 31.967°N 74.217°E / 31.967; 74.217
Country  Pakistan
Region Punjab
District Gujranwala District
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC+6)
Area code(s) 055

Kāmoki (Urdu: كاموكى‎), is a city of Gujranwala District located in Punjab, Pakistan, it has a population of 167,300.[1] The city is the capital of Kamoke Tehsil which is an administrative subdivision of the district, the city is itself subdivided into 8 Union Councils.[2] The city is located on the Grand Trunk Road 21 km from Gujranwala and 44 km from Lahore.

History[edit]

Kamoke is a name of a tribe of Chadhar rajpot Muslims and rajpot Sikhs after which the town of Kamoke is named.

Chaudhry Kam Sing rajpot established the foundation stone of Kamoke during the period of Mughal rule in the reign of emperor Akbar. The history of Kamoke is about 400 years. KAMMO was a Sikh rajpot his marhi (grave) is in the city but has deteriorated.


Administration[edit]

Kamonki is administered by Town Municipal Administration under City District Government Gujranwala. It has Tehsil Civil Courts, its own circle of police, and a tehsil headquarters hospital.

Education[edit]

Kamoke has many leading educational educational institutes like Govt. post graduate college for girls, Govt. degree college for Boys, Punjab Group of colleges, The Educators, United College, Webster college, Rills & The EduNation etc.

Entertainment[edit]

A Cinema by the name of "New Gulistan" is operational though at one point in the past Kamonki had six. A Municipal Stadium and a Park are situated in the city.

Communication[edit]

Kamonki is situated on GT Road (N5) and on Pak's main railway line. A highway connects Kamonki to Sialkot via Eminabad and is very busy highway. Another goes to Nowshehra Virkan via Tatlay Aali and another goes to Qila Didar Singh. A smal road connects Kamonki with near by village of Harrar which is an important link of Kamonki with Nangal Dona SIngh and Wando.

Trade and Industry[edit]

Kamonki's ghalla mandi is busiest and famous regarding rice trade and the city is known as city of rice. There are many rice shellers and other industries. An Industrial estate is situated on college road.

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