Shahkot, Pakistan

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Shahkot
Shahkot is located in Pakistan
Shahkot
Shahkot
Coordinates: 31°33′42″N 73°29′15″E / 31.5617°N 73.4875°E / 31.5617; 73.4875Coordinates: 31°33′42″N 73°29′15″E / 31.5617°N 73.4875°E / 31.5617; 73.4875
Province Punjab
District Nankana Sahib
Colonies Jinnah colony, Bilal Town, Gulshan Colony, Nazar colony, Shalimar Town, Abdualla Gardan,
Wards 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15
Union councils UC # 17 and 18
Population (2015)
 • Total 200,000
Area code(s) 056

Shahkot (Urdu: شاہكوٹ‎), is a town and tehsil in the Nankana Sahib District of Pakistan. The town has a population of about 200,000.

Shahkot is on the Lahore-Faisalabad highway. The town is connected by road to Sangla Hill, Chak Jhumra, Salarwala, Jaranwala, Safdarabad and the district capital Nankana Sahib. The town is situated in center of Faisalabad and Sheikhupura. Shahkot is about 95 km west from provincial capital Lahore, 45 km east from Faisalabad and 56 km from Sheikhpura. Postal code is 39630.

Shahkot is famous for unique hill point which is unique place as Shahkot is situated in center of Punjab which is too far from mountains range. Darbar of Baba No Lakh Hazari is also situated in Shahkot who came here hundred of years ago and became reason of spread of Islam. Few people believed that famous hill was brought here by him. But Hindu religious follower believed that this hill is brought here by their gods accidentally when their god delivering Hamalya mountain to Arabian Sea. Shahkot is one of the main industrial hub in the region.


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