Sheikhupura District
ضلع شیخوپورا
ضلع شیخوپورہ
Hiran Minar
Hiran Minar
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Map of Sheikhupura District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerMr. Rana Shakeel Aslam
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • 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: ضلع شیخوپورا; Urdu: ضلع شيخوپورہ), 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


At the time of the 2017 census, Sheikhupura district had a population of 3,460,426 of which 1,786,383 were male and 1,673,242 female. 2,258,491 which is 65.26% of the population lives in rural areas while 1,201,513 which is 34.72% of the population lives in urban areas. 97.07% of the population spoke Punjabi, 1.28% Urdu and 1.01% Pashto as their first language. 96.10% of the population was Muslim and 3.77% Christian.[6]

Religion in Sheikhupura District
Religion Population (1941)[7]: 42  Percentage (1941)
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542,344 63.62%
160,706 18.85%
89,182 10.46%
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59,985 7.04%
Others [a] 291 0.03%
Total Population 852,508 100%

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. Vol. 79. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. pp. 105–6.
  6. ^ "District Census 2017 - Pakistan". Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 2017.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  1. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Ad-Dharmis, or not stated

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