Shakargarh

Shakargarh

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Shakargarh (), the headquarters of Shakargarh Tehsil, is a city in the north-east of Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan. The city is located at 32°16'0N 75°10'0E and is situated at the west bank of the Ravi River.

Demographics

The total area of Shakargarh is approximately 1,272 square kilometres. According to the 1998 census, Narowal District's population was 1,256,097 of which only 12.11% were urban It is an agricultural city, wheat, and rice being its main crops. The literacy rate in Shakargarh is 95% and well known for the highiest literacy rate of all Pakistan tehsils.

History

Before the independence of Pakistan, Shakargarh was the headquarters of Shakargarh Tehsil, which formed part of Gurdaspur district (now in India). Under the Radcliffe Award, Shakargarh tehsil was transferred to Pakistan and attached with Sialkot District. However with the creation of Narowal District on 1 July 1991, Shakargarh became tehsil headquarters was included as one of its tehsils. Shakargarh was the gateway of Mughals entering Gordaspur and going to Delhi. Shakargarh is also was the gateway to Kashmir and regarded as the rest point for travellers. One of the main reason for its popularity was and still is its rich and fertile land for wheat and top quality rice cultivation. One of the superior land for rice cultivation in world.

During British Rule Shakargarh Tehsil was an administrative subdivision of Gurdaspur...
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