Map of Punjab with Sheikhupura District highlighted
|• District Coordination Officer||Arqam Tariq|
|• Total||5,960 km2 (2,300 sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Number of Tehsils||5|
Sheikhupura (Urdu: ضِلع شَيخُوپُور) (Punjabi: ضلع شیخاپورا), is a district of Punjab province, Pakistan. Sheikhupura is the headquarters of Sheikhupura district. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 3,321,029 of which 25.45% were urban. In 2005 one of its subdivisions was split off to form the new Nankana Sahib District.
The predominant language of the district is Punjabi, which according to the 1998 census results for the tehsils of Sheikhupura, Ferozewala and Safdarabad, is the first language of 98% of the population, while Urdu is the first language of 1.1%.
- Safdarabad (part of Nankana Sahib District between 2005 and 2008)
- Urban Resource Centre (1998 Census)
- "Sheikhupura - Punjab Portal". Retrieved 13 December 2016.
- "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children.
- 1998 District Census report of Sheikhupura. Census publication. 79. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. pp. 105–6.
- "Nankana Sahib - Punjab Portal". Retrieved 13 December 2016.
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