Lahore District

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Lahore District
ضلع لہور (Punjabi)
ضلع لاہور (Urdu)
District of Pakistan
Badshahi Mosque, Lahore I.jpg
Side view of the Tomb of Jahangir.jpg
Map of Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Map of Lahore District highlighted within Punjab Province
Coordinates: 31°25′N 74°20′E / 31.417°N 74.333°E / 31.417; 74.333Coordinates: 31°25′N 74°20′E / 31.417°N 74.333°E / 31.417; 74.333
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerMuhammad Umer Sher
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • Total1,772 km2 (684 sq mi)
216 m (709 ft)
 • Total11,119,985
 • Density6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PKT)
National Assembly Seats (2018)Total (14)

  •   PML(N) (11)
  •   PTI (3)
Punjab Assembly Seats (2018)Total (30)

Lahore District (Punjabi: ضلع لہور; Urdu: ضلع لاہور) is a district that is a part of the Majha region in the Punjab province of Pakistan, mainly consisting of the city of Lahore. The total area is 1,772 square kilometres (684 sq mi).


Under the Local Government Act of Punjab, 2013, Lahore District has been declared a Metropolitan Area and divided into nine zones.[2]

Tehsils of Lahore District
  1. Ravi
  2. Shalimar
  3. Wagha
  4. Aziz Bhatti
  5. Data Gunj Buksh
  6. Gulberg
  7. Samanabad
  8. Iqbal
  9. Nishtar
  10. A. Cantonment
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At the time of the 2017 census, the district's population was 11,119,985, with 5,813,987 males and 5,303,982 females. It was entirely urban. The literacy rate was 77.08%. Muslims were 94.71% of the population while Christians were 5.14% of the population.[1]

At the time of the 2017 census, 80.94% of the population spoke Punjabi, 12.62% Urdu and 2.71% Pashto as their first language.[1]

Religion in Lahore District
Religion Population (1941)[3]: 42  Percentage (1941)
Islam Star and Crescent.svg 1,027,772 60.62%
Sikhism Khanda.svg 310,646 18.32%
Hinduism Om.svg 284,689 16.79%
Christianity Christian cross.svg 67,686 3.99%
Others [a] 4,582 0.27%
Total Population 1,695,375 100%


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[4] 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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  1. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^[bare URL PDF]
  3. ^ "CENSUS OF INDIA, 1941 VOLUME VI PUNJAB PROVINCE". Retrieved 21 July 2022.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  1. ^ Including Jainism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Ad-Dharmis, or not stated

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