Lahore

Besham Qila Gilgit Hunza Valley Karimabad Khunjerab Pass Lahore Peshawar

Lahore

 

monument in town square

Lahore, city, northeastern Pakistan, capital of Punjab Province, on the RÔvi River. It is the principal commercial and banking center of the province. Although little industry is located in the city proper, Lahore serves as a distribution center for the heavily industrialized surrounding area.

 

old form of transportation

 

Muslim funeral

Manufactures include textiles, metal products, chemicals, machinery, glassware, and leather and rubber goods. An educational and cultural center, the city is the site of the University of the Punjab (1882), the oldest university in Pakistan, and the University of Engineering and Technology (1961). An atomic energy research center is located in the city.

 

Lahore fort and Palace

 

the Great Mosque

Lahore is the site of architecturally significant buildings and monuments, many dating from the Mughal Empire (circa 1526-1707), during which the city achieved great prominence. In 1849, Lahore fell to the British. When India was partitioned in 1947, Lahore was made capital of West Punjab. Population (1998) 5,063,499.

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tomb of Shah Jahan's father

 

tomb entrance

 

the tomb

 

the red stone facing being restored

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Mughal Hunting grounds

 

tower inside the parameter fence

 

sign

 

the tower

 

the lake

 

lake house

 

lake house as seen through the tower window

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high Mughal architecture

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