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|• Total||5,960 km2 (2,300 sq mi)|
|Elevation||236 m (774 ft)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Number of Union councils||51|
Sheikhupura (Urdu: شَيخُوپُورہ) (Punjabi: شیخاپورا) is an industrial city of "The Rice Valley" of Subcontinent and capital of Sheikhupura District in the province of Punjab about 40 km northwest of Lahore in Pakistan. It is the 16th largest city of Pakistan.
The name of the town and its fort was changed by him to Sheikhupura from earlier Virkgarh, deriving from a nickname of Jahangir, who was known as Sheikhu by his father Akbar the Great.[dead link] The city is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District.
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- Aaqib Javed played as fast bowler for Pakistan cricket team.
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- Kulwant Singh Virk, author
- Nawab Kapur Singh, one of the pivotal figures of the Sikh Confederacy and founder of the Singhpuria Misl.
- Mohammad Asif a right arm medium fast bowler in cricket
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