Shakargarh Tehsil

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شکرگڑھ
Tehsil
Shakargarh
شکرگڑھ is located in Pakistan
شکرگڑھ
شکرگڑھ
Coordinates: 32°15′N 74°54′E / 32.25°N 74.90°E / 32.25; 74.90Coordinates: 32°15′N 74°54′E / 32.25°N 74.90°E / 32.25; 74.90
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Elevation 268 m (879 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website [2]

Shakargarh Tehsil (Urdu: شکرگڑھ‎), is a subdivision (tehsil) of Narowal District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] Shakargarh was only tehsil of district Gurdaspur which was included in Pakistan at the time of the independence of Pakistan in 1947.

Administration[edit]

The tehsil of Shakargarh is administratively subdivided into Union Councils, three of which form the tehsil capital Shakargarh. These are:[2]

    (manghra maliwala·)·

History[edit]

During British Rule Shakargarh Tehsil was an administrative subdivision of Gurdaspur District, in 1947 the majority of the district went to India with Pakistan retaining the tehsil of Shakargarh which then became a subdivision of Sialkot District.

The Imperial Gazetteer of India, written over a hundred years ago during British rule, describes Shakargarh as follows:[3]

Shakargarh.-Tahsīl of Gurdāspur District, Punjab, lying between 32°2' and 32° 30' N. and 74° 57' and 75° 23' E., with an area of 485 square miles (1,260 km2). The Ravi divides it from the rest of the District to the south, while on the north it touches Jammu territory. West of the narrow lowlands along the Ravi, the country is an arid expanse of rolling downs intersected by torrent beds. The population in 1901 was 234,465, compared with 250,336 in 1891. It contains 703 villages, of which Shakargarh is the headquarters. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to Rs. 4,29,000. The literacy rate of Shakargarh is 99.9%. Media in Shakargarh is playing a very important role for highlighting issues and help them to solve. A number of journalists are working in different Major Media Organizations

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