Shakargarh

Shakargharh, Narowal,
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Shakargarh, the capital of Shakargarh Tehsil, is a city in the north-east of Narowal District, Punjab, Pakistan.It borders Jammu to the north and Sialkot to the west The city is located at 32°16'0N 75°10'0E and is situated at the west bank of the Ravi River. The tehsil is administratively subdivided into 35 Union Councils, three of which form the tehsil capital Shakargarh.DemographicsThe total area of Shakargarh is approximately 1,272 square kilometres. According to the 1998 census, Narowal District's population was 1,256,097 of which only 12.11% were urban.HistoryUnder the Radcliffe Award, Shakargarh tehsil was transferred to Pakistan and attached with Sialkot District. However, with the creation of Narowal District on 1 July 1991, Shakargarh became tehsil headquarters was included as one of its tehsils. Shakargarh was the gateway of Mughals entering Gurdaspur and going to Delhi. Shakargarh was also the gateway to Kashmir and regarded as the rest point for travellers. One of the main reason for its popularity was and still is its rich and fertile land for wheat and top quality rice cultivation. One of the superior land for rice cultivation in the world.During British Rule Shakargarh Tehsil was an administrative subdivision of Gurdaspur District, in 1947 the majority of the district went to India with Pakistan retaining the tehsil of Shakargarh which then became a subdivision of Sialkot District.

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