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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 kms northwest of Lahore in Pakistan. It is the 16th largest city of pakistan. 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.

Population: 361,303

Latitude: 31° 42' 47.02" N
Longitude: 73° 58' 41.99" E

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  • Wazir Khan Mosque

    The Wazir Khan Mosque (Punjabi/Urdu: مسجد وزیر خان Masjid Wazīr Khān) in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as 'a mole on the cheek of Lahore'. It was built in seven years, starting around 1634–163…

  • Sheikhupura Stadium

    Sheikhupura Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Sheikhupura, Pakistan. It is currently used mostly for cricket matches. The stadium holds 15,000 people and hosted its first test match in 1996, when Pakistan played Zimbabwe there.

  • Warburton, Punjab, Pakistan

    Warburton is a mid-sized town in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north of Nankana Sahib and 30 km southeast of Sheikhupura. The town was named by or after John Paul Warburton (1840-1919), a high ranking police off…