Nankana Sahib District

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Nankana Sahib
ضلع ننکاݨا صاحب
ضِلع ننكانہ صاحِب
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Map of Nankana Sahib District
Map of Nankana Sahib District
Coordinates: 31°26′58″N 73°42′23″E / 31.449561°N 73.70648°E / 31.449561; 73.70648Coordinates: 31°26′58″N 73°42′23″E / 31.449561°N 73.70648°E / 31.449561; 73.70648
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
EstablishedMay 2005
HeadquartersNankana Sahib
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerN/A
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • Total2,960 km2 (1,140 sq mi)
 • Total1,356,374
 • Density460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Nankana Sahib District (Punjabi: ضلع ننکاݨا صاحب; Urdu: ضِلع ننكانہ صاحِب) is a district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Nankana Sahib is the seat of the district government, and Shahkot is the largest urban center. The district of Nankana Sahib is located about 75 kilometres (47 mi) west of Lahore and about 53 kilometres (33 mi) east of Faisalabad. Until 2005, it was part of Sheikhupura District.[2]


The district is administratively subdivided into three tehsils.

Name of Tehsil No of Union Councils
Nankana Sahib
Sangla Hill
Shah Kot


At the time of the 2017 census, the district's population was 1,354,986, of which 690,274 were males and 664,558 females. 1,109,862 were rural and 245,124 urban. The literacy rate was 63.71%. Muslims were the predominant religious community with 96.68% of the population while Christians were 2.97% of the population.[1]

At the time of the 2017 census, 98.83% of the population spoke Punjabi as their first language.


District Nankana Sahib is ranked at the 26th position in the education score index of the Pakistan District Education Rankings 2017 published by Alif Ailaan. The education score is composed of the learning score, retention score and gender parity score.

In the middle school infrastructure score index, which focuses on availability of basic facilities and the building condition of schools, Nankana Sahib ranks 51st. The facilities of electricity and drinking water in schools remain very good in the district with a 100% score. However, the building conditions are below average with a score of 45.07.

On the TaleemDo! App, majority residents of several areas within Nankana Sahib have complained about shortage of teachers available for schools and there is no access of transport available to schools located at larger distances. This issue is reported by a majority of female students.

District development[edit]

The possibility of the development of a university, named after Guru Nanak, has been raised.[3]

The Punjab government decided to link Nankana Sahib District with the provincial capital, Lahore. With these plans the Punjab government is completing "Khanqah Dogran Interchange" (on the M-2) very swiftly, which is a helpful project to develop the newly created District of Nankana Sahib. This will also give access to the Grand Trunk Road, which leads to the Indian Punjab from the Wagah border. Nankana Sahib-Amritsar bus was inaugurated by Ex-Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh.[4]


  1. ^ a b "District And Tehsil Level Population Summary With Region Breakup (Census - 2017)" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 December 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  2. ^ "Zila, Tehsil & Town Councils Membership for Punjab (scroll down to Sheikhupura District to find Nankana Sahib under old setup of 2005)". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan website. Archived from the original on 5 May 2012. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Pak govt to start work on Guru Nanak varsity at Nankana Sahib". Indian Express (newspaper). 20 November 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Department of Transport, Punjab, India". Retrieved 18 February 2013.