Sheikhupura District is one of the districts in the province of Punjab , Pakistan.
Sheikhupura is the headquarters of Sheikhupura District.
The district comprises of 4 tehsils
There are 6 other Districts that connect to Sheikhupura, namely: Lahore, Kasur,
Nankana Sahib, Narowal, Hafizabad, and Gujranwala, and the international boundary
The district had a population of 3,321,029 of which 25.45% were urban in 1998.
The area is a part of Rachna Doab, and consists of some recent sediment brought
by spill channel from Chenab River. There are some old channel levee remnants and
old basins filled up with clay materials. It is probably of late Pleistocene age
derived from mixed calcareous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks of the lower Himalayas.
The only mineral products of the District are Kankar and Kallar. The small particles
of Kankar may be burnt into lime. These are the features of all bare lands and are
found on the surface or a little below it. Kallar is found on mounds, which are
sites of old ruined habitations, and is used for the manufacture of crude saltpeter.
The District has extreme climate; the summer season starts from April and continues
till October. During the summer season, temperature ranges from 30 to 45 degrees
Celsius. The winter season starts from November and continues till March. December
and January are the coldest months with a mean minimum temperature of 5 degrees.
The dust storms occur occasionally during the hot season, during June, July and
August. Rainy weather alternates with oppressive weather. The rainfall is 500mm
per year. The mean minimum and maximum humidity during winter is 37% and 84%.