Lahore District

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Lahore District
ضلع لاہور
City District
Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Country  Pakistan
Province Flag of Punjab.svg Punjab
Founded by Lava[1][2][3]
Named for Lava[4][5][6]
Headquarters Lahore
Area
 • Total 1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (2017)[7]
 • Total 11,126,285
 • Density 6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Lahore District (Punjabi, Urdu: ضلع لاہور‎) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan, mainly consisting of the city of Lahore, the district and provincial capital. Lahore district is considered a "city district", which gives it considerable power compared to other normal districts. The total area is 1,772 square kilometres (684 sq mi).

Administration[edit]

Under the latest revision of Pakistan's administrative structure, promulgated in 2001,[8] Lahore was tagged as a City District and divided into nine towns.[9] Each town in turn consists of a group of union councils.[10]

  • Iqbal Town
  • Aziz Bhatti Town
  • Data Ganj Baksh Town
  • Gulberg Town
  • Nisthar Town
  • Ravi Town
  • Samanabad Town
  • Shalimar Town
  • Wagah Town

Demography[edit]

According to the 1998 census, the district's population is 6,320,000, 82% of which is urban.[11]:45 Punjabi is the first language[12] of 86% of the population, while Urdu and Pashto account for 10% and 2% respectively.[11]:50

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bombay Historical Society (1946). Annual bibliography of Indian history and Indology, Volume 4. p. 257. 
  2. ^ Baqir, Muhammad (1985). Lahore, past and present. B.R. Pub. Corp. pp. 19–20. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  3. ^ Naqoosh, Lahore Number 1976
  4. ^ Bombay Historical Society (1946). Annual bibliography of Indian history and Indology, Volume 4. p. 257. 
  5. ^ Baqir, Muhammad (1985). Lahore, past and present. B.R. Pub. Corp. pp. 19–20. Retrieved 2009-05-29. 
  6. ^ Masudul Hasan (1978). Guide to Lahore. Ferozsons. 
  7. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 
  8. ^ "The Local Government System 2001". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. August 14, 2001. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  9. ^ "City District Governments". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  10. ^ "City District". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  11. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Lahore. Census publication. 125. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 
  12. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children, and recorded of each individual.

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Coordinates: 31°25′N 74°20′E / 31.417°N 74.333°E / 31.417; 74.333