Samnabad (Urdu: سمن آباد) is a major residential area and administrative subdivision of Lahore, Pakistan. It houses about 250,000 people and is neighboured by Multan Road, Mozang, Gulshan-e-Ravi, Islamia Park, Ichhra and Iqbal Town. Most of the residential units in the area were built in the 1960-70s. This area is known for small but lush green playgrounds, abundant trees and privately maintained green beds. The locality is also home to Doongi Ground Cricket Stadium and Samanabad Football club which hosts local matches usually of the Samnabad Cricket Club and for Samanabad football club. A sports complex named LDA Sports Complex is also situated here.
In ancient times, "Samnabad" was the second name of Ichhra, an ancient village that belonged to the Kambojas, a people of Semitic origin and the believers of Shamanism. These Kamboja people claimed to be descendants of Shem (one of the sons of prophet Noah) and the Iranian Saman Khuda. Some of them, who prefer to be called Kamo, claim to be related to Kamon and to have migrated from the Arab countries. Thus, the word Saman may have originated from Saman Khuda where as abad in Urdu means populated.
Samnabad is an important hub of educational activities. Many colleges and schools belonging to the government sector, as well as private sector academies and tuition centers, are serving the cause of education at this hub of knowledge. Important educational institutes of the government sector housed at Samnabad include:
Samnabad is home to a wide mix of sports complex and gymnasiums. The locality is represented by Samnabad Cricket Club in league matches played at the Doongi Ground Cricket Stadium.
The three most important main roads of Samnabad in terms of commercial activity include:
Samnabad is also known for its roundabouts:
There are two important shopping centres in Samnabad namely Main Market (between first and second roundabout) and the Mini Market near Central Model School, Samnabad. It also houses the head office of one the largest Pakistani food chains, Al-Najam Fried Chicken (AFC).
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