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Banbhore Division

Bhanbore Division
ڀنڀور ڊويزن
Division
Picture of Thatta division's capital
Picture of Thatta division's capital
Bhanbore Division is located in Sindh
Bhanbore Division
Bhanbore Division
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 24°44′46.02″N 67°55′27.61″E / 24.7461167°N 67.9243361°E / 24.7461167; 67.9243361
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Districts Thatta, Badin, Sujawal

Banbhore Division (Sindhi: ڀنڀور ڊويزن‎), also known as "Thatta Division" or "Bhambore Division", is the sixth administrative division of Sindh as announced by the People's Party's Sindh Government.[1][2] The name of division is derived from the ancient city of Banbhore. The planned capital of this division is the city of Thatta. In addition to Thatta District itself, plans exist to incorporate the districts of Sujawal and Badin into Banbhore Division; prior to this change, all three of these districts were included in the Hyderabad Division.[3] Sindhi nationalists appreciated this change as they believe it will improve the governance and infrastructure development of region. The Sindh Government also allocated a budget of 11 billion rupees for the development of Banbhore Division.[4]


Districts of Banbhore Division
District Area (km2) Population
1998 Census
Population
2017 Census
Capital
Badin 6,726 1,106,272 1,804,516 Badin
Sujawal 7,355 513,702 781,967 Sujawal
Thatta 17,355 599,492 979,817 Thatta
Totals 31,436 2,219,466 3,566,300 Thatta

History

Map of Sindh with highlighted Banbhore Division

The Sindhi Nationalists wanted a new division from the existing Hyderabad it was part of.[5] In 2012, when Badin was badly flooded by a seasonal monsoon, Hyderabad management failed to rescue Badin and provide disaster management in the aftermath. Therefore, in the 2013 regional election, people demanded a separate division as a condition of voting for the People's Party.[6] In the People's Party's election campaign, the party accepted the demand and it was successful in gaining majority seats in these areas. It was also important to make another administrative division for better governing and development in the region.

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