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Metropolitan Ceety
Clockwise frae the tap: Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gairdens, Lahore Museum, Badshahi Mosque, Quaid-e-Azam Leebrary, Minar-e-Pakistan.
Nickname(s): The Pearl o Punjab, The Heart o Pakistan, Ceety o Lively Hearts
Lahore is locatit in Pakistan
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°32′59″N 74°20′37″E / 31.54972°N 74.34361°E / 31.54972; 74.34361Coordinates: 31°32′59″N 74°20′37″E / 31.54972°N 74.34361°E / 31.54972; 74.34361
Kintra  Pakistan
Ceety Destrict Govrenment 11 September 2008
Ceety Cooncil Lahore
Touns 10
 • Teep City Destrict
 • Diveesional Commissioner Rashid Mehmood
 • Destrict Coordination Officer Usman Ahmed
 • Total 1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)
Elevation 217 m (712 ft)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Tot 9,800,000
  Lahore Urban agglomeration
Demonym(s) Lahori
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Postal code 54000
Diallin code 042[3]
HDI 0.806 Increase
HDI Category Very Heich
Lahore Cantonment is a legally separate militar-admeenistered settlement.

Lahore (Punjabi: لہور, Urdu: لاہور‎; pronounced [laːˈɦɔːr] ( listen)) is the caipital o the Pakistan province o Punjab an the seicont lairgest ceety in Pakistan, efter Karachi. The ceety lies alang the Ravi River, situatit approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) frae Wagah border crossin an is 32 kilometres (20 mi) frae the Indian ceety o Amritsar.

Historically, Lahore haes been a centre o cultural heritage for mony ceevilizations. It successively served as regional caipital o the empires o the Shahi kinricks in the 11t century, the Ghaznavids in the 12t century, the Ghurid State in the 12t an 13t centuries, the Mughal Empire in the 16t century, the Sikh Empire in the early 19t century, an it wis the caipital o the Punjab region unner the Breetish Raj in the mid 19t an early 20t century. The traditional caipital o Punjab for a thoosan years, Lahore wis the cultural centre o Northren Indie extendin frae Peshawar tae New Delhi.[4] Mughal structures sic as the Badshahi Mosque, the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, an the mausolea o Jehangir an Nur Jehan are popular tourist attractions for the ceety. Lahore is an aa hame tae mony Breetish colonial structures biggit in the Mughal-Gothic style, sic as the Lahore High Court, the General Post Office, Lahore Museum an mony aulder varsities includin the University o the Punjab. The Lahore Zoo, warld's third auldest zoo, is an aa situatit here. Lahore is an aa referred tae as the cultural hert o Pakistan as it hosts maist o the airts, cuisine, festivals, film makin, muisic, gardenin an intelligentsia o the kintra. Lahore is an aa kent for its affiliation wi poets an airtists; it haes the lairgest nummer o educational institutions in the kintras an some o the finest gardens in the continent.[4] It is an aa an important releegious centre as it is a hame tae mony temples, mosques an shrines lik Data Durbar Complex.[5]

Accordin tae the 1998 census, Lahore's population wis 6,318,745. A mid-2006 govrenment estimate nou puts the population at approximately 10 million.

Twin touns an sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Lahore is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. "Major Agglomerations of the World - Population Statistics and Maps". 1 July 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014. 
  3. "National Dialing Codes". Pakistan Telecommunication Company Leemitit. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lahore Cantonment,
  5. Asher, Catherine; Talbot, Cynthia (2006). India before Europe (in English). Cambridge University Press. p. 276. ISBN 0-521-80904-5. Retrieved November 20, 2010. 
  6. "Council okays peace committees: Lahore and Chicago to be declared twin cities". The Post. 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-05-16. 
  7. 7.00 7.01 7.02 7.03 7.04 7.05 7.06 7.07 7.08 7.09 7.10 "No committee to develop ties with Lahore's twins". Daily Times of Pakistan. 2007-03-02. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2012-05-26. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  8. "Lahore & Chicago". Chicago Sister Cities International Program. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-12-25. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  9. "Lahore and Chicago declared sister cities". City District Government of Lahore. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  10. "Musharraf holds talks with Cordoba's leaders". Associated Press of Pakistan. 2007-04-26. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-10-13. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 11.6 "Lahore Sister Cities". Chicago Sister Cities International Program. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2007-10-19. Retrieved 2008-02-08.