Nankana Sahib District

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ضِلع ننكانہ صاحِب

ਨਨਕਾਣਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ

ضِلع ننكانہ صاحِب
Nankana Sahib District (Khairpur Bhattian)
Coordinates: 31°26′58″N 73°42′23″E / 31.449561°N 73.70648°E / 31.449561; 73.70648Coordinates: 31°26′58″N 73°42′23″E / 31.449561°N 73.70648°E / 31.449561; 73.70648
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Capital Nankana Sahib
Established May 2005
Headquarters Nankana Sahib
 • Total 2,960 km2 (1,140 sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
District Council 3 seats
Number of Tehsils 3

Nankana Sahib District (Urdu: ضِلع ننكانہ صاحِب‎) (Punjabi: Shahmukhi: ضِلع ننكانہ صاحِب Gurumukhi: ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਨਨਕਾਣਾ ਸਾਹਿਬ) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Nankana Sahib is the seat of the district government, and Shahkot is the largest urban center. The district of Nankana Sahib is located about 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Lahore and about 55 kilometres (34 mi) east of Faisalabad.


Dialects of Punjabi

The area around Nankana Sahib was formerly a tehsil of Sheikhupura District. In May 2005, the Punjab government decided to raise the status of Nankana Sahib to that of a district[1] as a way of promoting development in the area, and investment from Indian Sikhs.

District development[edit]

The possibility of the development of a university, named after Guru Nanak, has been raised.[2]

The Punjab government decided to link Nankana Sahib District with the provincial capital, Lahore. With these plans the Punjab government is completing "Khanqah Dogran Interchange" (on the M-2) very swiftly, which is a helpful project to develop the newly created District of Nankana Sahib. This will also give access to the Grand Trunk Road, which leads to the Indian Punjab from the Wagah border. Recently, a Nankana Sahib-Amritsar bus was inaugurated by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India.[3]