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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
CountryPakistan
ProvinceSindh
HeadquartersUmerkot
Number of Tehsils4
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total1,073,146
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Websitewww.umerkot.gos.pk

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

Local Language is Dhatki which is one of the Rajasthani languages of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is most closely related to Marwari. Sindhi, Urdu and Punjabi are also understood 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.