Sheikhupura

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شَيخُوپُورہ
شیخاپورا
city
Sheikhupura
Hiran Minar
Hiran Minar
Coordinates: 31°42′54″N 73°59′06″E / 31.715°N 73.985°E / 31.715; 73.985Coordinates: 31°42′54″N 73°59′06″E / 31.715°N 73.985°E / 31.715; 73.985
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Sheikhupura
Area
 • 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 and capital of Sheikhupura District in the province of Punjab about 35 km northwest of Lahore in Pakistan.[1] It is the 16th largest city of pakistan.[2] It is commonly known locally as Qila Sheikhupura, because of the fort (Urdu: qila) in the city, constructed by the Mughal Emperor Jahangir. 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.[3] The city is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District.

Geography[edit]

Education in Sheikhupura[edit]

Universities[edit]

  • University of Central Punjab Shiekhupura campus
  • University of South Asia Sheikhupura Campus
  • Virtual University of Pakistan Campus (pskp01) Shami road near Nadra office

Colleges

  • Govt. Post Graduate College For Boys
  • Govt Post Graduate College For Women
  • Govt Peer Bahar Shah College For Women
Sheikhupura Fort

Sports[edit]

Sheikhupura Stadium is a stadium in Sheikhpura. The stadium holds 15,000 spectators and hosted its first test match in 1996.

Sporting personalities[edit]

  • Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, born in Sheikhupura, went on to achieve international success playing for the Pakistan National Cricket Team, representing in One Day Internationals, Tests and T20s.[4]
  • Saeed Anwar played three Olympics for Pakistan hockey team.
  • Anjum Saeed played one Olympics for Pakistan hockey team.
  • Aaqib Javed played as fast bowler for Pakistan cricket team. He represented the national team in One Day Internationals and Tests.
  • Mohammad Asif a right arm medium fast bowler in cricket.

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