Kartarpur, Pakistan

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Kartarpur
کرتارپور
Town
The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartar Pur was built to commemorate the spot where Guru Nanak is said to have died.
The Gurdwara Darbar Sahib Kartar Pur was built to commemorate the spot where Guru Nanak is said to have died.
Kartarpur کرتارپور‬ is located in Pakistan
Kartarpur کرتارپور‬
Kartarpur
کرتارپور
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. It is close to Pak-India border and has seen some fighting around it during 1965 and 1971 wars between two neighbours.

Ethnicity[edit]

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

Religion[edit]

The population is predominantly Muslim. There are several masjids 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 Dev 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. Archived from the original on 2012-02-18. Retrieved 2012-02-10.