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Ratodero Taluka

Ratodero
Coordinates: 27°29′N 68°12′E / 27.48°N 68.20°E / 27.48; 68.20
Country Pakistan
ProvinceSindh
Area
 • Total138,002 km2 (53,283 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total535,873 (estimated)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code074
Number of towns60
Number of Union councils9
Ratodero Government Website

Ratodero Taluka (Sindhi: رتوديرو ‎) is a Tehsil of Larkana District in the Sindh province of Pakistan, it is located some 28 km from the district capital Larkana. Before the independence, the city has a special reputation for its sweet products. The most special is known as Mawa and handmade caps known as Sindhi topi and footwear. At present the principal trade of the town is that of paddy and rice, and there are many rice mills. And some great leaders belong to Ratodero City As Well.

History

In 710 CE, Muhammad bin Qasim conquered the Sindh and Balochistan. Later the Delhi Sultanate and later Mughal Empire ruled the region. Sindh became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of Sindh.

Ratodero is considered about 350 years old. During British rule Ratodero became a Taluka of Larkana District and for a period part of the Bombay Presidency. The population according to the 1891 census of India was 61,268, which rose to 72,312 at the next census in 1901[1].

The Imperial Gazetteer of India, compiled in the first decade of the twentieth century, described the Taluka of Ratodero as follows: "The tāluka contains one town, RATO-DERO (population, 4,281), the headquarters; and 80 villages. Excepting Larkana, this is the most thickly populated tāluka in the District, with a density of 222 persons per square mile. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to more than 2-9 lakhs.The great Sukkur Wah (the Canal leading from the Indus) once flown near the Saint Nadar Shah, was a main source of irrigation and trade port. Merchants used to trade with Sukkur and other adjacent towns through the boats via this canal. It contains about 104 square miles (270 km2) of `reserved' forest". Dhaak Talaa was another source of beauty of Ratodero. Which was a main picnic point in the mid of the town. Now it is remained in the name only.

Geography

Ratodero town is the headquarters of the Taluka of the same name. It is situated in 27-48∘ latitude in north and 68-20∘ longitude in east. It is located on the way from Larkana to Shikarpur. Besides, many roads, both main and link, lead from this town to surrounding towns and villages. There are roads leading to Jacobabad, Sijawal Junejo, Shahdad Kot, Kamber, MiroKhan, Naudero and Larkana.

Saraiki region of Sindh and Balochistan

Administration

Ratodero Taluka is administratively subdivided into 9 Union Councils these are:[1]

  • Lashari
  • Mushtaque Korkani
  • Behman
  • Bunguldero
  • Jumo Agham
  • Naudero
  • Pir Bakhsh Bhutto
  • Rarodero-I
  • Ratodero-Ii
  • Maso Dero
  • Waris Dino Machi

Notable people

Sources

References

  1. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Larkana - Government of Pakistan". Nrb.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-07-31.