Sheikhupura District

Sheikhupura District

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Sheikhupura District

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Description:
Sheikhupura District () 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.

Sheikhupura District Had a Sikh Majority Before the Partition of Punjab in 1947, The Sikhs that had Left there Ancestral Land and Homes,Are Now Settled in Karnal, Panipat, Kaithal Districts of Hindu Haryana State (India)

Administration

The district comprises 5 tehsils:

Boundaries

Sheikhupura is bounded by 6 other districts of Pakistani Punjab namely: Lahore, Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Hafizabad, and Gujranwala.

To the east is the international boundary of Amritsar - Indian Doab.

Geology

The area is a part of Rachna Doab, and consists of some recent sediment brought by spill channel from Chenab River. There are some old channel levee remnants and old basins filled up with clay materials. It is probably of late Pleistocene age derived from mixed calcareous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks of the lower Himalayas. The only mineral products of the District are Kankar and Kallar. The small particles of Kankar may be burnt into lime. These are the features of all bare lands and are found on the surface or a little below it. Kallar is found on mounds, which are sites of old ruined habitations, and is used for the manufacture of crude saltpeter.

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