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About Lahore

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Lahore
Lahore لاہور
General Information
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Location 31°35′00″N, 74°21′00″E
Altitude 218 metres AMSL
Area 1,772 km²
Calling code 042
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
No. of Towns 9
Population 5.143 M (1998)
Estimate 9.0 M (2006)
density 3,660 persons/km²
Government
City Mayor (Nazim) Mian Amer Mehmood
No. of Union Councils 150
No. of NGOs Working
Emblem
Website
Lahore Government Website
Lahore (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور) is the capital of the province of Punjab, and the second most populated city in Pakistan, also known as the Gardens of the Mughals or City of Gardens, after the significant rich heritage of the Mughal Empire. It is located near the river Ravi and the Indian border, Wahgah.


Due to Lahore's rich history, the Mughal and colonial architecture has still been preserved in all its splendour. Mughal architecture such as, the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens and the mausoleums of Jehangir and Nur Jehan are very popular tourist spots in the city. Various colonial buildings originally built by the British, such as the Lahore High Court, General Post Office (GPO) and many of the older universities still retain their Mughal-Gothic style.
Punjabi is the language of the province, and is the most widely spoken language in Lahore, although Urdu and English are becoming more popular with younger generations. Many people of Lahore who speak Punjabi are known as Lahori Punjabi due to a mixture of Punjabi and colloquial Urdu. According to the 2006 census, Lahore's population is expected to top 10 million. It is the second largest city in Pakistan, after...

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