Kamoke

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Kamoke

کامونکی

Kamoki
City
کامونکے
Municipal Committee Kamoke
Municipal Committee logo
Nickname(s): 
The City of Rice & The City of Mosques
Kamoke is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Kamoke
Kamoke
Location in Pakistan
Kamoke is located in Pakistan
Kamoke
Kamoke
Kamoke (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 31°58′25″N 74°13′22″E / 31.97361°N 74.22278°E / 31.97361; 74.22278Coordinates: 31°58′25″N 74°13′22″E / 31.97361°N 74.22278°E / 31.97361; 74.22278
CountryPakistan
RegionPunjab
DistrictGujranwala District
TehsilKamoke Tehsil
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Committee
 • ChairmanRana Sajjad Ahmed Khan
 • Vice ChairmanMuhammad Younas
 • Chief OfficerMuhammad Aslam Ghuman
Elevation
201 m (659 ft)
Population
 • Total167,300
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Area code(s)055
WebsiteMC Kamoke

Kamoke (Punjabi: کامونکى, Urdu: کامونکے‎) is the second largest city in Gujranwala District, Punjab, Pakistan. It has a population of 167,300.[2] The city is the capital of Kamoke Tehsil, which is an administrative subdivision of the district and is itself subdivided into 8 Union Councils.[3] It is located on the Grand Trunk Road 21 km from Gujranwala and 44 km from Lahore.

History[edit]

Kamoke city was settled in the era of Akbar. It was declared a tehsil in 1992.

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.

Communication[edit]

Kamoke is situated at the Grand Trunk (G.T.) Road, about 49 Kilometer in the North from Lahore. It is almost at equal distances from Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore and Sialkot International Airport. Kamoki is also located at the main Lahore Rawalpindi Railway Line.

Trade and Industry[edit]

Kamoke is known for its rice, which are grown in its surrounding areas. Kamoke is also the largest rice market in the sub-continent where almost all kinds of rice, which include, Basmati, Super Basmati, Karnal etc. are grown, processed and exported to the whole world.

Demographics[edit]

The population was 152,288 in 1998. The 2017 census shows a population of 249,767, an average annual growth of 2.6% since 1998, slightly above the national average of 2.4%.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MC Kamoke: Administrative Setup". Local Government Punjab. Retrieved 2018-04-27.
  2. ^ Cities and urban areas in Pakistan with population over 100,000
  3. ^ Towns & Unions in the City District of Gujranwala - Government of Pakistan Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Pakistan: Provinces and Major Cities - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 2019-02-15.

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