Kartarpur, Pakistan

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Kartarpur
Kartarpur is located in Pakistan
Kartarpur
Kartarpur
Coordinates: 32°05′N 75°01′E / 32.08°N 75.01°E / 32.08; 75.01Coordinates: 32°05′N 75°01′E / 32.08°N 75.01°E / 32.08; 75.01
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Narowal
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Kartarpur (Urdu: کرتارپور‎) is located in tehsil Shakargarh , Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan.

Ethnic group[edit]

The population Punjabi speaking Punjabi, Urdu and educated also speak English. The ethnic groups include Jats and Rajputs.

Religion[edit]

The population is predominantly Muslim. There are several mosques in the town. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while many Muslims refugees from India settled down in Kartarpur.

History[edit]

Kartarpur was established by Guru Nanak in 1522,[1] and is the location of Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib, the first Gurdwara ever built, where Guru Nanak is said to have died.

Geography[edit]

Kartarpur is located at 32°5′13″N 75°1′0″E / 32.08694°N 75.01667°E / 32.08694; 75.01667. It is located in Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan. It has an average elevation of 155 metres (511 feet).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guru Nanak Sahib". Sgpc.net. Retrieved 2012-02-10.