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Full nameGujranwala
Other name 
Settlement typeCity district
DistrictGujranwala District
Autonomous towns7
Union councils19
Total Area1234.4 sq mi (3198 km2)
Total Population1961360 (24 June 2011)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC+6)
Area code055

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Gujranwala (Punjabi, ) is a industrial city in the north east of the Punjab province. It is the seventh largest city in Pakistan with a population of approximately 2,661,360 as on 24 June 2011 (Extrapolated from a population of 1,415,711 in 2006 and a population of 2,569,090 on February 4, 2011.). Gujranwala is located at 32.16° North, 74.18° East and is 226 metres (744 ft) above sea level. It shares borders with Ghakhar Mandi and some small towns and villages. Punjabi is the local language, but English and Urdu are also common, particularly in schools and offices.

Due to extensive road and rail links the city has flourished within the manufacturing and agricultural markets. The city is on the Grand Trunk Road, which allows logistical connections to the provincial capitals such as Peshawar and Lahore and also to the capital of Pakistan Islamabad.It is in between Lahore and Islamabad so It has got famous in business for small and medium industries. Gujranwala is known for its extensive production of sugarcanes, melons and grains for international export. The city has set up several commercial and industrial centres allowing the manufacturing of ceramics, steel, cutlery, crockery, iron safes, metal tool, utensils, textiles, sanitary and tannery production. The city has produced some of the finest wrestlers and bodybuilders of the subcontinent, which has resulted in the nickname 'City of wrestlers' or Phelwana da shehar in Punjabi. The city is also the birthplace of the legendary Sikh warrior-king, Ranjit Singh.

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