From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search


WLMP H and fifteen.JPG

Sialkot (Punjabi: سيالكوٹ and Urdu: سيالكوٹ‎) is a city in Punjab, Pakistan. Sialkot is Pakistan's 12th most populous city, and is located in north-east Punjab — one of Pakistan's mostly highly industrialised regions. Along with the nearby cities of Gujranwala and Gujrat, Sialkot forms part of the so-called Golden Triangle of industrial cities with export-oriented economies.

Sialkot is believed to be site of ancient Sagala, a city razed by Alexander the Great in 326 BCE, and then made capital of the Indo-Greek kingdom by Menander I in the 2nd century BCE – a time during which the city greatly prospered as a major centre for trade and Buddhist thought. Sialkot continued to be a major political centre, until it was eclipsed by Lahore around the turn of the first millennium. The city rose again in prominence during the British era, and is now one of Pakistan's most important industrial centres.

Selected article

Sialkot International Airport (IATA: SKT, ICAO: OPST) (colloquially known as Sialkot Airport) is situated 14 km (8.7 mi) west of Sialkot in the Sialkot District of Pakistan. Approximately 1,000,000 travellers from Sialkot and adjacent areas are expected to benefit from this international airport each year. On March 24 2005, Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) was formed under the auspices of the Chamber. On March 26, 2005, the first plane landed on the newly constructed runway, which has been built to handle a fully loaded Boeing 747 as future plans involved dealing with heavy aircraft for cargo imports and exports. PIA test flight PK-613 landed at the Sialkot International Airport on October 20, 2007. (More...)

Selected images

In the news

Today is August 15, 2018
  • June 1, 2009
Today's Sialkot at JangNews
  • June 2, 2009
Today's Sialkot at JangNews
  • June 3, 2009
Today's Sialkot at JangNews
  • June 4, 2009
Today's Sialkot at JangNews
  • June 5, 2009
Today's Sialkot at JangNews
  • June 6, 2009
Today's Sialkot at JangNews


Administrative divisions of Sialkot

Related Portals

Sialkot Topics

Associated Wikimedia

The following Wikimedia Foundation sister projects provide more on this subject:






Learning resources

Travel guides



Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Portal:Sialkot&oldid=852507262"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Sialkot
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Portal:Sialkot"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA