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Location of Sialkot in Pakistan

Sialkot (Punjabi, Urdu: ‎), the capital of Sialkot District, is a city situated in the north-east of the Punjab province in Pakistan at the feet of the snow-covered peaks of Kashmir near the Chenab river. Formerly, Sialkot has been the winter-capital of the State of Kashmir. The city is about 125 km (78 mi) north-west of Lahore and only a few kilometers from Jammu in India. Sialkot (district) has a diverse population of 3,500,000 which mainly consists of Punjabis, Kashmiris and Pashtuns. The population of the Sialkot city (proper) is about 502,721. Population Density is 1160/km. Population Growth Rate is very low as compared to other urban areas of Pakistan. In 1947, Sialkot was the 6th largest city in Pakistan (150,000) and in 2009, it is the 13th largest.

Sialkot is the third largest economic hub in Punjab after Lahore and Faisalabad. It is commercially linked with the Lahore Stock Exchange through its Sialkot branch, known as the Sialkot Trading Floor (STF). The State Bank of Pakistan and the Export Promotion Bureau of Pakistan have branch offices in Sialkot. After Karachi, Sialkot is Pakistan's second largest source of foreign exchange earnings through its exports and remittances from overseas manpower. For the past several decades, the manufacturers and exporters of the city have been awarded the annual national Exports award by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Sialkot has an Industrial Estate and an Export Processing Zone.


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The Sialkot cricket team in Pakistan is also known as the Sialkot Stallions. Its home ground is Jinnah Stadium Sialkot. It plays in first-class domestic competitions. It is National Champion and have won Quaid-i-Azam Trophy 2008-2009. It was national champion in 2005–2006 and won Quaid-i-Azam Trophy Championship (Golden League) . It was runner-up in 2003–2004 and 2006–2007. Sialkot Stallions also won ABN-AMRO Twenty-20 Cup in 2005–2006, 2006–2007 and RBS Twenty-20 Cup in 2007–2008 and 2009-2010, making them the National Twenty20 Champions for 4 consecutive years . Sialkot Stallions were to represent Pakistan in Twenty20 Champions League in December 2008, before its postponement. They were runner-up in ABN-AMRO Cup National One-day Championship in 2004–05 and 2006–07. Its home ground is Jinnah Stadium (Sialkot). According to latest Twenty 20 international ranking, Sialkot Stallions is at number one position at the Top of list. Sialkot is also the national champion of One-day and Three-day competitions of the National Under-19 Championship. (More...)

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Sialkot District Council Assembly Hall headed by the District Nazim.

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