Lahore District

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Lahore
District
Country Pakistan
Homeland Pakistan
Headquarters Lahore
Area
 • Total 1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population (1998)
 • Total 6,318,745
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)

Lahore District (Urdu: ضلع لاہور‎) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan that contains the city of Lahore, the district and provincial capital. The total area is 1,772 square kilometres (684 sq mi).

Administration[edit]

Until the local government reforms of 2000, Lahore was part of the now-defunct Lahore Division. With the revival of commissioner system division, Lahore was restored.[citation needed]

Under the latest revision of Pakistan's administrative structure, promulgated in 2001,[1] Lahore was tagged as a City District and divided into nine towns.[2] Each town in turn consists of a group of union councils.[3]

Demography[edit]

According to the 1998 census, the district's population is 6,320,000, 82% of which is urban.[4]:45 Punjabi is the first language[5] of 86% of the population, while Urdu and Pashto account for 10% and 2% respectively.[4]:50

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Local Government System 2001". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. August 14, 2001. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  2. ^ "City District Governments". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  3. ^ "City District". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  4. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Lahore. Census publication. 125. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 
  5. ^ "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