Sialkot is one of the ancient cities of Punjab. It is said to have been founded by Raja Sul of Pando dynasty after whose name it was called Sulkot, which subsequently changed to Sialkot. Sialkot District is bounded on the north-east by the Jammu& Kashmir state, on the north-west by rivers of Tavi and Chanab, which separate it from the Gujrat District, on the west and southeast by Gujranwala and Narowal District respectively. It is an irregular tract occupying the sub-mountainous portion of Rachna.

It is divided in four Tehsils Sialkot, Daska, Pasrur and Sambrial. The district is a plain, sloping down from the uplands at the base of the Himalayas to the level country in the south. Islam spread in this area when Hazrat Imam Ali ul Haq and Hazrat Pir Muradia came to this area. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (poet) was born in this city and his residential house is being used as Library now a days.

According to census of year 1998, the total population of District Sialkot is2,7,23,481(1998). Prior to devolution, the city had the status of Corporation.

Sialkot is a barani district where almost entire irrigation is done through tube-wells. Sports goods, sportswear, surgical instruments, leather, gloves, hosiery are the major industries and almost the entire production is exported earning foreign exchange for the country. Sialkot is linked by rail and road with the rest of the country. In the west of Sialkot city there is an International Airport. Construction cost Rs.2 billion approximately funded by the business community.

Climate and general soil conditions of District Sialkot is hot and humid during summer and cold during winter. June and July are the hottest months. The minimum temperature during winter may drop to -4 C. The land is generally plain and fertile. The average annual rain fall is about 1000 mm.

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