|• Type||District Administration|
|• District Commissioner||Muhammad Ali|
|• District Police Officer||N/A|
|• District Health Officer||N/A|
|• Total||1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)|
|Elevation||216 m (709 ft)|
|• Density||7,300/km2 (19,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PKT)|
Lahore District (Punjabi: ضلع لہور; Urdu: ضلع لاہور) is a district in Punjab, Pakistan, consisting of the provincial capital, Lahore and surrounding areas. It is the most populous district of Pakistan, with a population of over 11 million in 2017.
The total area is 1,772 square kilometres (684 sq mi). Before 1976, district Lahore had 3 tehsils. Tehsil Lahore, Tehsil Kasur and Tehsil Chunian. But in 1976, Kasur and Chunian tehsils became Kasur district and separate from Lahore District.
The district is administratively subdivided into five tehsils.
|Name of Tehsil||No of Union Councils|
At the time of the 2017 census, Lahore district had 1,744,755 households and a population of 11,119,985. Lahore had a sex ratio of 912 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 77.08% - 79.19% for males and 74.75% for females. The entire population lived in urban areas. 2,609,959 (23.47%) were under 10 years of age. In 2023, the district had 2,012,526 households and a population of 13,004,135.
|Religion||Population (1941): 42||Percentage (1941)||Population (2017)||Percentage (2017)|
At the time of the 2017 census, 80.94% of the population spoke Punjabi, 12.62% Urdu, 2.71% Pashto and 1.02% Saraiki as their first language. 1.75% of the population recorded their language as 'Other' on the census.
According to Pakistan District Education Rankings, a report by Alif Ailaan, Lahore is ranked nationally at 32 with a score of 69.2 and learning score of 53.93. Lahore ranks nationally at number 1 in terms of readiness score, with a score of 93.51. According to PEC assessments, Lahore ranks last out of all districts of Punjab in both class 5 and class 8.
Science labs in schools are either not available or have inadequate instruments which also affects quality. The school infrastructure score of Lahore is 91.32, ranking it 29th nationally. Still few schools in a major district like Lahore have open air or dangerous classrooms.
Issues mainly reported in TaleemDo! app from Lahore are that students want to study in private schools, as they are better than government schools but can not afford the fee. A communication gap between the teachers and the students was also reported and a few reported some facilities problems in their school.
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"Lahore district is bounded on the north and west by Sheikhupura district, on the east by India's Amritsar district, and on the south by Kasur district. River Ravi flows on the northern side of Lahore, and separates it from Sheikhupura district.
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- "Taleem Do! App – Elections 2018 | #TaleemDo". Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
- Historic district borders may not be an exact match in the present-day due to various bifurcations to district borders — which since created new districts — throughout the historic Punjab Province region during the post-independence era that have taken into account population increases.
- 1941 census: Including Ad-Dharmis
- Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, or not stated