Shakargarh

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Shakargarh

شکَرگڑھ
Shakargarh is located in Punjab, Pakistan
Shakargarh
Shakargarh
Shakargarh is located in Pakistan
Shakargarh
Shakargarh
Coordinates: 32°15′46″N 75°9′30″E / 32.26278°N 75.15833°E / 32.26278; 75.15833Coordinates: 32°15′46″N 75°9′30″E / 32.26278°N 75.15833°E / 32.26278; 75.15833
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
DistrictNarowal District
Established1912
Incorporated1912
Area
 • Total1,272 km2 (491 sq mi)
Population
 (2006)
 • Total256,097
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Postal code span
Area code(s)0542
Websitewww.shakargarh.net/introduction/

Shakargarh (Urdu: شکَرگڑھ‎), the capital of Shakargarh Tehsil, is a city in the north-east of Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan. It borders Jammu to the north and Sialkot to the west[1] Its literacy rate is more than 85% which is the highest litracy rate tehsil wise [2]. The city is located at 32°16'0N 75°10'0E and is situated at the west bank of the Ravi River.[3] The tehsil is administratively subdivided into 35 Union Councils, three of which form the tehsil capital Shakargarh.

Demographics[edit]

The total area of Shakargarh is approximately 1,272 square kilometres. According to the 1998 census, Narowal District's population was 1,256,097 of which only 12.11% were urban. The Tehsil's population is 80 percent Gujjar.[4]

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External links[edit]

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  • Barapind News official web site: barapindnews.blogspot.com
  • nadaanpoet.weebly.com
  • "Shakargarh" (bbs). Google Maps. 17 November 2015.