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  • لہور
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Clockwise frae the tap: Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gairdens, Lahore Museum, Badshahi Mosque, Quaid-e-Azam Leebrary, Minar-e-Pakistan.
The Pearl o Punjab, The Heart o Pakistan, Ceety o Lively Hearts
Lahore is located 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 Govrenment11 September 2008
Ceety CooncilLahore
 • TeepCity Destrict
 • Diveesional CommissionerRashid Mehmood
 • Destrict Coordination OfficerUsman Ahmed
 • Total1772 km2 (684 sq mi)
217 m (712 ft)
 • Total9,800,000
 Lahore Urban agglomeration
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
Postal code
Diallin code042[3]
HDI0.806 Increase
HDI CategoryVery 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

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Lahore is twinned wi:


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  10. "Musharraf holds talks with Cordoba's leaders". Associated Press of Pakistan. 26 Apryle 2007. Archived frae the original on 13 October 2007. Retrieved 8 Februar 2008.
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