Gujranwala is a city in Punjab, Pakistan, that is located north of the nearby provincial capital of Lahore. It is also known as “City of Wrestlers” and is quite famous for its food. The city is Pakistan’s 7th most populous metropolitan area, and its 5th most populous city proper. Gujranwala is a city found in Punjab, Pakistan. It is located 32.16 latitudes and 74.19 longitudes and it is situated at elevation 231 meters above sea level. Gujranwala has a population of 1,384,471 making it the 5th biggest city in Punjab.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Founded in the 18th century, Gujranwala is a relatively modern town compared to the many nearby millennia-old cities of northern Punjab. The city served as the capital of the Sukerchakia Misl state between 1763 and 1799 and is the birthplace of the founder of the Sikh Empire, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Culture. Pakistan is a Muslim country and Islam is the official religion. Islam is the religion that is professed and practiced by the people of Pakistan. Pakistani culture can be called as “Mixed Culture”. Pakistan is a Muslim country and Islam is the official religion. Islam is the religion that is professed and practiced by the people of Pakistan.
Brief City History
Gujranwala city appears to be 500 years old. The origin of the name Gujranwala is shrouded in mists of time. The first name of the settlement according to the compilers of the first edition of the district Gazette was khanpur Shansi after an individual of the JAT cast called Khan Shansi who founded 11 villages in the nearby area. For some reason the Jaat Tribe Gujar occupied the land. They reach such dominance that the town came to be known as Gujranwala. It seems likely that the district once contained the capital of Punjab, at an epoch when Lahore had not begun to exist. We learn from the Chinese Buddhist pilgrim, Hsuan Tsang, that about the year 630 he visited a town known as Tse-kia (or Taki), the metropolis of the whole country of the five rivers. A mound near the modern village of Asarur has been identified as the site of the ancient capital. Until the Mahommedan invasions little is known of Gujranwala, except that Taki had fallen into oblivion and Lahore had become the chief city. ‘Under the Mahommedan rule, the district flourished for a time; but a mysterious depopulation fell upon the tract, and the whole region seems to have been almost entirely abandoned. The Compilers of the district Gazetteer Gujranwala date this name to Approximately 300 years, giving us a rough estimate of the middle of the 16th century. Other smaller towns in the vicinity for example Sohdara Eminabad Wazirabad and Ghakhar have older antecedents than Gujranwala itself. In the indispensable 1969 Essay ” Gujranwala; past and present ” Dr.Waheed Quereshi names four villages in the Vicinity at the time of Abdalies invasion i.e. in the late 18th century. Gujranwala now is an agricultural marketing center (grains, melons, sugarcane), it is also a commercial and industrial center, manufacturing ceramics, iron safes, copper, brass, and aluminum utensils. The establishment of an industrial park, textile, silk, pipefitting, electric fan, and tannery production increased its importance. Cultivation in the surrounding area is dependent upon canal irrigation. Wheat, cotton, rice, barley, and millet are the chief crops. World’s best Quality Rice grows here. In 1951 the city was converted into the capital of the district which Gave rise to the new industries in the city. The Gujranwala hydroelectric project provides power from the Chanab River. There are also rice and sugar mills and glassworks in the locality. City has an International Level Cricket Stadium, Jinnah Stadium also or formerly known as Municipal Stadium. Gujranwala, the chamber of commerce & industry came into being. In November 1978, and the first elected executive committee (Majlis-a-Aamla) took the charge of the chamber. In all over Pakistan GCCI is one of those chambers that have their own building. The credit of the construction of the chamber’s building undoubtedly goes to its founders. Now apart from the chamber office, the Zonal / Circle offices of Habib Bank Limited, United Bank Limited, Allied Bank Limited and State Bank of Pakistan are functioning in the building. The city has many hospitals and several colleges affiliated with the University of Punjab.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
According to the 1998 census, the population of the district was 3,400,940, of which 51% were urban. The population now stands at 4,308,905. The most commonly used language of the district is Punjabi, which according to the 1998 census is the first language of 97% of the population, while Urdu accounts for 1.9%.
Important Types of Commerce in Gujranwala
The major industries in Gujranwala are light engineering, domestic electrical appliances, sanitary fittings, ceramics/sanitary ware, textile, cutlery manufacturing, large agricultural processing plants, kitchenware, plastic furniture and tannery production.
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