Walled City of Lahore

Historic core of Lahore, Pakistan

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Walled City of Lahore

اندرون شہر
Walled City of Lahore is located in Lahore
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Walled City of Lahore is located in Punjab, Pakistan
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Walled City of Lahore (Punjab, Pakistan)
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Walled City of Lahore is located in Pakistan
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Coordinates: 31°35′02″N 74°19′01″E / 31.584°N 74.317°E / 31.584; 74.317Coordinates: 31°35′02″N 74°19′01″E / 31.584°N 74.317°E / 31.584; 74.317
Country Pakistan
ProvincePunjab
CityLahore
Union CouncilsUC-27, UC-28, UC-29, UC-30

The Walled City of Lahore (Urdu: اندرون شہر‎, "Inner City"), also known as Old City, forms the historic core of Lahore, Pakistan. The city was established around 1000 CE in the western half of the Walled City,[1] which was fortified by a mud wall during the medieval era.

The Walled City rose in prominence after being selected as the Mughal capital, which resulted in construction of the Lahore Fort - now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the city's new reinforced walls. The Walled City was bestowed with numerous monuments during the Mughal era, with some of Lahore's most iconic structures being located in the Walled City, such as the lavishly decorated Wazir Khan Mosque, the massive Badshahi Mosque, and the Shahi Hammam. Under Sikh rule, the city was again selected as capital, and the Walled City again rose in prominence with numerous religious buildings built in the Walled City at the time, including the Samadhi of Ranjit Singh, and the Gurdwara Janam Asthan Guru Ram Das.

The Walled City today remains the cultural heart of Lahore, and is home to many of its tourist attractions. In 2012, the Pilot Urban Conservation and Infrastructure Improvement Project—the Shahi Guzargah Project was launched in order to restores a section of Shahi Guzargah ("Royal Passage") between the Wazir Khan Mosque and Delhi Gate under the management of the Walled City of Lahore Authority.[2] The first phase of the project was completed in 2015 with support from the governments of Norway and the United States of America.[3]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference Glover was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Qureshi, Tania (3 October 2015). "Shahi Guzargah" inside the Walled City of Lahore". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 26 August 2016.
  3. ^ "WCLA completed many projects in 2015". The News. 4 January 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016.

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