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Sialkot

Sialkote
Administration
Full nameSialkot|native_
Official nameSialkot|native_name= 
Native name 
CountryPakistan
ProvincePunjab
Government
District Coordination OfficerMujahid Sherdil
Geography
Total Area20.1 sq mi (52 km2)
Elevation839.9 ft (256 m)
Demography
Total Population1003000(city population) (2011(city))
Density (pop.)1160/km2 (3004.4/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
Postal code51310
Area code052
Number of Union councils106

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Sialkot (Punjabi, ) is a city in Pakistan situated in the north-east of the Punjab province at the foothills of snow-covered peaks of Kashmir near the Chenab river. It is the capital of Sialkot District. The city is about 125 km (77.7 mi) north-west of Lahore and only a few kilometers from Indian-controlled Jammu.

The recorded history of Sialkot covers thousands of years. Sialkot has, since its foundation, changed hands from Hindu, Buddhist, Persian, Greek, Afghan, Turk, Sikh, Muslims and British rule to that of present-day Pakistan.


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