Sialkot District

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Sialkot District was part of Punjab near Jammu and Kashmir State. It was included in Lahore Division.




In 1858, the district was divided into four tehsils: Sialkot, Zafrwal, Pasrur and Daska. In 1881, it was divided into a further tehsil of Daska. After 1912, parts of Daska and Pasrur Tehsils were given to Gujranwala District while parts of Raya Tehsil went to Sheikhupura District. By 1920, it had the following 4 tehsils: Daska, Pasrur, Sialkot and Zafarwal.


  • According to the 1913-14 settlement, its area was 1,962 square miles.


The district's population in 1911 was 979,553.

Cities and Towns

  • Pasrur
  • Sialkot
  • Zafarwal


  • Daska
  • Pasrur
  • Raya
  • Sialkot
  • Zafarwal



North Western Railway 5 feet 6 inches gauge system within the district. The lines were:

  • Branch line from Wazirabad to Sialkot to the frontier of the Jammu State.
  • Section beyond Sialkot to Jammu Tawi
  • Sialkot-Narowal Railway


  • Punjab District Gazetteers volumeXXIII-A Sialkot 1920, Lahore, 1921. Reprinted as Gazetter of the Sialkot District 1920, Sang-e-Meel Publications, Lahore, 2005.