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Gambat

Gambat Taluka
Taluka
Tomb of Muhammad Shah Jillani Baghdadi
Tomb of Muhammad Shah Jillani Baghdadi
Coordinates: 27°13′N 68°19′E / 27.21°N 68.31°E / 27.21; 68.31
Country Pakistan
ProvinceSindh
DivisionSukkur
DistrictKhairpur
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Committee
 • AdministratorSamad Ali Khan
Area
 • Total547 km2 (211 sq mi)
Elevation52 m (171 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total263,746
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Major LanguageSindhi
 • Minor LanguagesPunjabi, Urdu.
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
No. of Union Councils9

Gambat Taluka is an administrative subdivision of Khairpur District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Its capital is the city of Gambat. It has an area of 547 sq km with the population of 263,746 people according to 2017 census. It is located at an altitude of 52 metres.

Etymology

The word 'Gambat' is derived from the word 'Gumbad' meaning 'Dome' in English. This city was famous for the domes of the tomb of Ghulam Murtaza Shah Jillani and dome of Jamia Masjid Memon Muhalla.

Health Centre

Gambat Taluka is the health care provider taluka of the district. Gambat Taluka Hospital is famous for having dialysis facility. Along with a lot of private medical clinics, the main hospitals are LRBT Eye Hospital and TB Hospital. Gambat Institute of Medical Science (GIMS) is one of the best medical institutes in the district.

Society

There are many schools, colleges and private educational institutions in the city. Murad High School is one of the famous educational institutes which was established in the Talpur/Mirs reign of Sindh and has been named after HH Mir Murad Ali Khan Talpur. Gambat is the centre for financial activities in the district. NBP, UBL, Sindh Bank, MCB and other private banks are part of the city. Gambat Court is located in the centre of the city. Phool Baag (literally 'Garden of Roses') is the place to visit in the evening, especially in Summer. Khairpur feeder East canal (locally known as Abul Waah) flows through the mid of the taluka. Municipality library also serves a number of books and daily newspapers which is located in the park.

Urbanisation

According to 2017 Pakistan census, 36% of Gambat's population is urban. Gambat has been more important as it expands and its urbanisation till the National Highways of Pakistan. A number of hotels and restaurant also serves the locals for hoteling. The famous ones are Royal Inn, Taj Mahal and Noorani Restaurant. There are beautiful marriage lawns on National Highway By-pass. Recently, a session court is built in Gambat. Gambat is linked with Larkana with a newly built bridge over Indus River. It is linked with across Pakistan with Railway and National Highway. Natural gas is also discovered in Gambat. Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) is currently operating Gambat gas field. Gambat is also famous for being the resting place of Sachal Sarmast, the famous Sufi poet of seven languages. The beautiful shrine is visited by numerous admirers, and there is also an annual Urs.

Shrine of Sachal Sarmast, the Poet of Seven Languages
Village

Village Lal Bux Narejo' Khalifa 'Thatti 'Post Office Lakha TCS Gambat Sobhodero Khairpur Mirs Sindh Pakistan.

Tomb • Usman Shah

Country Pakistan

Province Sindh

Division Sukkur

District Khairpur mirs

Taluka Gambat and Sobhodero.

Respected person • Lal Bux Narejo son of Muhammad luqman Narejo

Area 40 km2 (211 sq mi) Elevation 52 m (171 ft) Population (2017)

• Total population 4000

• Total Houses 300

• Total shops 50

• Total School 5

• Road 1 Village Lal Bux Narejo to Gambat. 2 Village Lal Bux Narejo to Sobhodaro.

• Density 80/km2 (1,200/sq mi) Languages

• Major Language Sindhi

• Minor Languages Sindhi

• Major cast Nareja

•Time zone UTC+5 (PST)

•Government's School Abdul sattar government high school village Lal Bux Narejo