Sheikhupura District
ضِلع شیخُوپُورہ
Map of Sheikhupura District highlighted
 • Deputy CommissionerMr.Asghar Ali Joiya
 • Total3,030 km2 (1,170 sq mi)
 • Total3,460,426
 • Density1,100/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Sharaq Pur

Sheikhupura District (Punjabi, Urdu: ضِلع شيخُوپُورہ), is a district located in Lahore Division 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.[2] In 2005 one of its subdivisions was split off to form the new Nankana Sahib District.[3]

The predominant language of the district is Punjabi, which according to the 1998 census results for the tehsils of Sheikhupura, Ferozewala and Safdarabad, is the first language[4] of 98% of the population, while Urdu is the first language of 1.1%.[5]

According to the 2017 Census of Pakistan, most populous cities of the district are Sheikhupura, Muridke, Kot Abdul Malik and Ferozewala. All these four cities are listed in the List of most populous cities in Pakistan.


The district comprises 5 tehsils:[3]

  1. Sheikhupura
  2. Ferozewala
  3. Muridke
  4. Sharaq Pur
  5. Safdarabad (part of Nankana Sahib District between 2005 and 2008)


List of Municipal Committees in District Sheikhupura

  1. Sheikhupura Municipal Committee
  2. Farooq abad Municipal Committee
  3. Mananwala Municipal Committee
  4. Safdar abad Municipal Committee
  5. Khanqah dogran Municipal Committee
  6. Ferozwala Municipal Committee
  7. Kot Abdulmalik Municipal Committee
  8. Muridke Municipal Committee
  9. Narang Mandi Municipal Committee
  10. Sharaqpur Municipal Committee

See also


  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ Urban Resource Centre (1998 Census) Archived 2006-05-13 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Sheikhupura - Punjab Portal". Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Mother tongue": defined as the language of communication between parents and children.
  5. ^ 1998 District Census report of Sheikhupura. Census publication. 79. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. pp. 105–6.

Coordinates: 31°43′12″N 73°58′48″E / 31.72000°N 73.98000°E / 31.72000; 73.98000