Facts About Lahore

Let us check the capital of Punjab, a Pakistani province on Facts about Lahore. Have you come to Lahore before?  This city is very populous even though it is not the most populous one in the country. Karachi is the most populous one. The location of this city is closer to the Indian border.  The estimated GDP of Lahore as of 2014 was of $58.14 billion. That is why it earns the status as one of the richest cities in Pakistan.

Facts about Lahore 1: the Punjabi City

Lahore earns the status as the largest Punjabi city in the world.  The center of Punjabi historic culture is located in Lahore.

lahore

lahore

Facts about Lahore 2: the history of Lahore

When talking about the history of Lahore, it will take you back in the past. It was controlled under different rulers. Lahore was selected as the capital for several years when Mughal Empire ruled the area. Others, which ruled Lahore before, included the Delhi Sultanate, Ghaznavids and Hindu Shahis.

Facts about Lahore 3: the independence movement

Once, India and Pakistan were under the British rule. The independence movement of both countries was conducted in Lahore. The city witnesses two important events. One is the Indian declaration of independence. The other is the formation of Pakistan. Then Lahore was selected as the capital of Punjab province in Pakistan.

Facts about Lahore 4: the importance of Lahore today

Lahore is an important city in Pakistan today. It is called as the center of education, literature, film industry, education, publishing industry, and Qawwali music.

shalimar garden lahore

shalimar garden lahore

Facts about Lahore 5: tourism

Tourism is flourished in Lahore. Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens are interesting places to visit when you are in the city. Both are included in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Facts about Lahore 6: other interesting places to visit

The Badshahi and Wazir Khan Mosques, the old Walled City, Gul Begam’s Tomb, Khawaja Mehmud’s Shrine, Haveli of Nau Nihal Singh, Lahore Museum, and Dai Anga Mosque are the amazing places to visit.

sher singh lahore

sher singh lahore

Facts about Lahore 7: the GDP by PPP

The GDP by PPP of Lahore was $40 billion as of 2008. It accounted for 13.2 percent of national economy of Pakistan.

Facts about Lahore 8: the economy

The source of economy in Lahore is moving to service industries from manufacturing. The people are employed in various sectors such as cultural, community, banking, financial, and real estate services.

Facts about Lahore 9: computer

The largest software and hardware production in Pakistan is located in Lahore.

facts about lahore

facts about lahore

Facts about Lahore 10: the center of publication

Lahore contributes to 80 percent of the books published in Pakistan.

Lahore is for me the most beautiful city of Pakistan

1. One City, Sixteen Dialects

The old city of Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore is the biggest city of Punjab region, and its commercial hub makes Lahore’s culture ever more colorful since folks from across the province come to work here. At any given time there are more than sixteen different dialects of Punjabi being spoken here including Majhi, Pothohari, Dhani, Shapuri, Jhangochi, Jangli/Rachnavi, Chenavari, Thalochi, Hindko, Chhachi, Jandali, Multani/Saraiki, Derawali, Riasti, Ghebi, Dogri/Darhab. I can’t tell the difference, but I know this place is full of action and colors for sure!

2. More International Flights!

More international flights than domestic in Lahore

Do you know that Allama Iqbal Airport which is Lahore’s biggest airport handles more than 20,700 international flights each year which are actually more than the domestic flights from Lahore that it manages i.e. 16,700!

3. City Of Gardens

Lahore has so many lovely parks and gardens to walk around

Lahore is the city of gardens. Lahoris love their parks. The bombing at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in March 2016, which killed more than 70 people, struck at the heart of this love. Parks are the few egalitarian spaces left to the poor and the middle-class. I personally really like the atmosphere in the lovely parks, where I can mention the Mughal-era Shalimar Gardens and its disused fountains and the beautiful Bagh-e-Jinnah and its botanical garden. Lahore is clearly the ‘The City Of Gardens,’ in Pakistan.

4. Food Capital of Pakistan

Trying out the different local food in the cozy streets of Old Town, Lahore

Lahore has long anointed itself the food capital of Pakistan. Punjabi culture is all about food; it’s a fundamentally agrarian society, and the traditions of its Mughal kitchens, as well as the ethnic Punjabis with roots in Kashmir, have left their mark on the city’s food. It’s in Lahore where you can pick up the seemingly odd food pairings of boiled eggs with chickpeas, or naan with pakoras, fried vegetables in a gram flour batter. From dessert to offal, Lahore is the answer to all your food aspirations.

Lahore has a never-ending supply of naan! And don’t forget about the lassi!

5. Lahore, Not LaWhore

It’s all about the pronouncation. Lahore, not LaWhore

Nope, don’t call it LaWhore. You have to use the right pronunciation! Using this nickname means you’re either an overgrown schoolboy, or a bitter Karachi resident. On that note, if that’s you, Lahore actually has a red-light district (dubbed the Diamond Market). This district was originally formed as a neighborhood for the Mughal emperors’ harem, and generations of courtesans worked there until it was banned in the 1950s. As a result, the sex trade spread across the city, but this area is still operating. While the dancers and sex workers only begin work after hours, it’s actually during the day that the district is worth seeing: Shi’ite symbols, men bragging about their political connections, boys glancing at the few women on the streets, and the shuttered windows of the houses where sex workers work their shifts.

Beautiful city of Lahore

I shouldn’t have mentioned number 5 to some of my friends, now they all want to go to Lahore. Anyway, Lahore, (not LaWhore,) is such a beautiful city with magnificent sights! A prosperous cosmopolitan, where every nook, corner, building and street is steeped in history and has a story to tell; all you have to do is step outside.

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