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Umerkot District

Umerkot District
ضلعو عمرڪوٽ
District
Map of Sindh with Umerkot District highlighted
Map of Sindh with Umerkot District highlighted
Coordinates: 25°22′12″N 69°43′48″E / 25.37000°N 69.73000°E / 25.37000; 69.73000
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Umerkot
Number of Tehsils 4
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 1,073,146
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)
Website www.umerkot.gos.pk

Umerkot District (Sindhi: ضلعو عمر ڪوٽ‎, (Urdu: ضِلع عُمَرکوٹ ‎), is a district of Sindh province, Pakistan. The city of Umerkot is the capital of the district.

Language

The majority of people speak Sindhi. Dhatki, Balochi, Urdu and Punjabi are also spoken in the district.

History

After the 1843 invasion by Charles Napier, Sindh was divided into provinces and was assigned a Zamindars, also known as Wadaras, to collect taxes for the British.

Administration

The district is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29. 
  2. ^ DISTRICT GOVERNMENT - Umerkot Archived 2012-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.