Sheikhupura is one of the oldest districts in the Punjab province, established in 19thcentury in the name of a Mughal emperor Jahangir, who was called Sheikhu.
This District is sandwiched by eight districts of the province and one district of India (Amritsar). River Ravi traverses from north to west boundary of the district. The district is expanded by 103km in length and 74km by width.
Sheikhupura district has 4 tehsils (Sheikhupura, Muridke, Ferozewala, Sharaqpur Sharif) in its revenue limits.
* Map of the District
Total Population | 2820139 |
Total Area | 4160 square kilometers |
Annual growth rate | 2.41% |
Population density | 678 persons per sq. km |
* Area-wise population:
Area | Population | Percentage |
Rural | 18,89,493 | 67 |
Urban | 9,30,646 | 33 |
Source: Standard Demographic population groups based on DHIS (District Health Information System)
* Gender-wise population
Gender | Population | Percentage |
Male | 2307720 | 49 |
Female | 2401912 | 51 |
Source: Standard Demographic population groups based on DHIS
* Population groups
Population Groups | Standard Demographic (%) | Estimated Population |
Under 1 year of age | 2.7 | 76144 |
Under 5 years | 13.4 | 377899 |
Under 15 years | 44 | 1240861 |
Women in child bearing age (15-49 years) | 22 | 620430 |
Married Child Bearing age Women | 16 | 451222 |
Expected pregnancies | 3.4 | 95885 |
Standard Demographic population groups based on DHIS
* Tehsil wise distribution
Tehsil | Number of UC | Population |
Sheikhupura | 51 | 14,30,762 |
Ferozewala | 21 | 6,14,246 |
Muridke | 21 | 5,76,979 |
Sharaqpur | 8 | 1,98,152 |
Punjabi is the main language spoken in the district.
* Education and Literacy
Literacy rate | Male | Female |
Urban | 75.6% | 71.1% |
Rural | 61.9% | 54.7% |
Overall District | 66% | 66% |.