Lahore District

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Lahore District
ضلع لہور (Punjabi)
ضلع لاہور (Urdu)
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore I.jpg
Side view of the Tomb of Jahangir.jpg
Map of Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Map of Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Coordinates: 31°25′N 74°20′E / 31.417°N 74.333°E / 31.417; 74.333Coordinates: 31°25′N 74°20′E / 31.417°N 74.333°E / 31.417; 74.333
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab, Pakistan Punjab
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • District CommissionerMuhammad Ali[1]
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • Total1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)
216 m (709 ft)
 • Total11,119,985
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
National Assembly Seats (2018)Total (14)

  •   PML(N) (11)
  •   PTI (3)
Punjab Assembly Seats (2018)Total (30)

Lahore District (Punjabi: ضلع لہور; Urdu: ضلع لاہور) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan, mainly consisting of the city of Lahore. The total area is 1,772 square kilometres (684 sq mi). Before 1976 district Lahore has 3 tehsils. Tehsil Lahore, Tehsil Kasur and Tehsil Chunian. But in 1976 Kasur is become district and separate from Lahore District.


The district is administratively subdivided into five tehsils.

Name of Tehsil No of Union Councils
Lahore Cantt
Lahore City
Model Town


At the time of the 2017 census, the district's population was 11,119,985, with 5,813,987 males and 5,303,982 females. It was entirely urban. The literacy rate was 77.08%. Muslims were 94.71% of the population while Christians were 5.14% of the population.[2]

At the time of the 2017 census, 80.94% of the population spoke Punjabi, 12.62% Urdu and 2.71% Pashto as their first language.[2]

Religion in Lahore District[a]
Religion Population (1941)[3]: 42  Percentage (1941)
Islam Star and Crescent.svg 1,027,772 60.62%
Sikhism Khanda.svg 310,646 18.32%
Hinduism Om.svg[b] 284,689 16.79%
Christianity Christian cross.svg 67,686 3.99%
Others [c] 4,582 0.27%
Total Population 1,695,375 100%

Religion in Lahore district (2017 Census)[4][5][6][7][8]

  Islam (94.7%)
  Christianity (5.14%)
  Ahmadiyya (0.12%)
  Hinduism (0.02%)
  Others (0.02%)


According to Pakistan District Education Rankings, a report by Alif Ailaan, Lahore is ranked nationally at 32 with a score of 69.2 and learning score of 53.93. Lahore ranks nationally at number 1 in terms of readiness score, with a score of 93.51. According to PEC assessments, Lahore ranks last out of all districts of Punjab in both class 5 and class 8.

Science labs in schools are either not available or have inadequate instruments which also affects quality. The school infrastructure score of Lahore is 91.32, ranking it 29th nationally. Still few schools in a major district like Lahore have open air or dangerous classrooms.

Issues mainly reported in TaleemDo! app[9] from Lahore are that students want to study in private schools, as they are better than government schools but can not afford the fee. A communication gap between the teachers and the students was also reported and a few reported some facilities problems in their school.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Lahore: 'Roti' price increases Rs2 without district govt's permission". Dunya News. 22 January 2023. Retrieved 22 January 2023.
  2. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  3. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  4. ^ "SALIENT FEATURES OF FINAL RESULTS CENSUS-2017" (PDF). Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Religions in Pakistan | PEW-GRF".
  6. ^ "Refworld | World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - Pakistan : Christians".
  7. ^ Riazul Haq and Shahbaz Rana (27 May 2018). "Headcount finalised sans third-party audit". Retrieved 23 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Population By Religion" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan: 1.
    "Population Distribution by Religion, 1998 Census" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 12 July 2020.
  9. ^ "Taleem Do! App – Elections 2018 | #TaleemDo". Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  1. ^ Historic district borders may not be an exact match in the present-day due to various bifurcations to district borders — which since created new districts — throughout the historic Punjab Province region during the post-independence era that have taken into account population increases.
  2. ^ 1941 census: Including Ad-Dharmis
  3. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated

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