Lahore, the capital of the Punjab province, is the second most populated city of Pakistan. It has a rich cultural heritage and is also known as a seat of learning in the subcontinent.
Geography and Climate
Lahore is an expanding city that presently covers a total land area of 404 square kilometers. The city lies between 31 15' and 31 45' North latitude and 74 01' and 74 39' East longitude. Local time at Lahore is GMT +5.
The weather of Lahore is extremely hot during the months of May, June, and July when the temperatures soar to 45-50 degrees Celsius. Following the end of July the monsoon season starts. December, January and February are the coldest months when temperatures can drop to -1 degree Celsius.
Lahore is a very lively city. It is also called "The Heart of Pakistan". It is regarded as the capital of culture, art and festivities in Pakistan and is known for its traditional hospitality and the warm-heartedness of its people. "Lahore is Lahore" is a very popular and a traditional response given by Lahoris (the people of Lahore), when they are asked to describe the charms of their enticing city.
In addition to its rich culture, Lahore is also a hub of economic activity. The city is the largest software producing and exporting city in the country. It hosts many industries and businesses including textile units, chemical factories, banks and hotels. It is also known as the city of colleges owing to the presence of the large number of educational institutions in the city.