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Country
  
Pakistan

District
  
Lahore

Tehsil
  
Wagah Town

Time zone
  
PST (UTC+5)

Province
  
Punjab, Pakistan

Wagah

Address
  
Hardo Rattan, Punjab 143108

Similar
  
Wagah Railway Station, Harmandir Sahib, Atari Railway Station, Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar Junction

Wagah (Urdu: واہگہ‎, Punjabi: واہگہ) is a village situated in Lahore District, Punjab, Pakistan and serves as a goods transit terminal and a railway station between Pakistan and India, and lies on the old Grand Trunk Road between Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan and Amritsar, India. The border is located 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Lahore and 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Amritsar. It is also 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the bordering village of Attari.

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Overview

Wagah, named Wahga in Pakistan, is a village near which the accepted Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the Partition of India, was drawn. The village lies 600 meters west of the border. At the time of independence in 1947, the migrants from the Indian parts of the subcontinent entered the present day Pakistan through this border crossing. The Wagah railway station lies 400 meters to the south and only 100 meters from the border. Indian side it is known as Atari.

Wagah border ceremony

It is particularly known for the elaborate Wagah border ceremony that happens at the border gate, two hours before sunset each day. The flag ceremony is conducted by the Pakistan Rangers and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) similar to the retreat ceremony at Hussainiwala/Ganda Singh Wala border in Firozpur and Mahavir/Sadqi border in Fazilka district.

References

Wagah Wikipedia


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