Lahore District

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Lahore District

ضلع لاہور
Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Country Pakistan
ProvinceFlag of Punjab.svg Punjab
Founded byLava[1][2][3]
Named forLava[4][5][6]
HeadquartersLahore
Area
 • Total1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)
Elevation
216 m (709 ft)
Population
 (2017)[7]
 • Total11,126,285
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
National Assembly Seats (2018)Total (14)


Punjab Assembly Seats (2018)Total (30)


Lahore District (Punjabi, 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).

Administration[edit]

Under the Local Government Act of Punjab, 2013, Lahore District has been declared a Metropolitan Area and divided into nine zones.[8]


History[edit]

Before the Parition of Punjab, Lahore formed part of along with Amritsar District the Majha Region the Traditional birthplace of the Sikh Religion. The Majority of the Land was owned by the Jatt Sikhs. Sikh Sardars of Padhana, Ghawindi, Maraka, Thethar, Thehpura were the leading Zaildars of the district.

Villages of Padhana, Thethar, Thehpura, Qila Jivan Singh, Bahadur singh Wala, Maraka, Narwar, Manhala, Ghawindi, Ghawind, Ghanieke, Saraich, Dhilvan, Rampur Khurd, Rampur Kalan, Wagah, Hadiara, Karbatth, Deo Kalan, Roranwala, Guru Managt, Ladha Singh Wala etc were leading Sikh Villages.


Reference. Imperial Gazetteer of Lahore District.

Demography[edit]

According to the 1998 census, the district's population is 6,320,000, 82% of which is urban.[9]:45 Punjabi is the first language[10] of 86% of the population, while Urdu and Pashto account for 10% and 2% respectively.[9]:50

Education[edit]

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[11] from Lahore are that students want to study in private schools, as they are better than government schools but can’t 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]

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. ^ https://lgcd.punjab.gov.pk/system/files/MCLZones.pdf
  9. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Lahore. Census publication. 125. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  10. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children, and recorded of each individual.
  11. ^ https://elections.alifailaan.pk/taleemdo-app/

External links[edit]

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