Gujrat City

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Gujrat
گُجرات
Gujrat is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Gujrat
Gujrat
Gujrat is located in Pakistan
Gujrat
Gujrat
Coordinates: 32°34′26″N 74°4′44″E / 32.57389°N 74.07889°E / 32.57389; 74.07889Coordinates: 32°34′26″N 74°4′44″E / 32.57389°N 74.07889°E / 32.57389; 74.07889
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Gujrat
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali Randhawa
 • District Police Officer Sohail Zafar Chatha
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 053
Number of Union councils 18[1]

Gujrat (Punjabi, Urdu: گُجرات‎), is a city in Punjab Province of Pakistan.[2] It is the capital of Gujrat District and the 18th largest city of Pakistan.[3] Gujrat Tehsil subdivision in the Punjab Province.[1]

History[edit]

Gujrat's oldest mosque dates from the Mughal era, and resembles Lahore's Badshahi Mosque.

The city was established by Moghul Emperor Akbar, King Jahangir in his memos records the following information on Gujrat:

"At the time when His Majesty Akbar went to Kashmir, a fort had been built on the bank of that river. Having brought to this fort a body of Gujars who had passed their time in the neighbourhood in thieving and highway robbery, he established them here. As it had become the abode of Gujars, he made it a separate pargana, and gave it the name of Gujrat."[4]

Geography[edit]

Alexendria bridge in Chenab River Gujrat

Gujrat is an ancient city of Pakistan located between two famous rivers, Jhelum River and Chenab River. It is bounded to the northeast by Jammu and Kashmir, to the northwest by the Jhelum River, to the east and southeast by the Chenab River, separating it from the districts of Gujranwala and Sialkot; and to the west by Mandi Bahauddin District.

People from Gujrat[edit]

A clay artist working thrower to make terracotta vases.

Local newspapers[edit]

  • NTK News Agency
  • Daily Kafeel
  • Daily Jazba
  • Daily Daak
  • Shana Bashana
  • gujrat time
  • Monthly Uthaan
  • daily punjab
  • Kotla Times
  • warraich group

Daily Tasweer E Watan Gujrat Pakistan Chief Editor Wajahat Ali Gurchani

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