Ghotki District

Ghotki District (Sindhi: ضِلعو گھوٽڪي‎; Urdu: ضلع گھوٹکی‎) is a district of the province of Sindh, Pakistan, with headquarter the city of Mirpur Mathelo. Prior to its establishment as a district in 1993, it formed part of Sukkur District.[2] According to the 1998 census, the district had a population of 970,550. Of these residents, 158,500 (16.33%) lived in urban areas, and 812,050 (83.67%) lived in rural areas.[3]

Ghotki District
ضِلعو گھوٽڪي
Location of Ghotki in Sindh province
Location of Ghotki in Sindh province
Coordinates: 27°49′N 69°39′E / 27.817°N 69.650°E / 27.817; 69.650Coordinates: 27°49′N 69°39′E / 27.817°N 69.650°E / 27.817; 69.650
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
District GovernmentMirpur Mathelo
District1983
District AdministrationMirpur Mathelo
Area
 • Total6,083 km2 (2,349 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total1,646,318
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Websitewww.ghotkidistrict.com

AdministrationEdit

The Ghotki district is administratively subdivided into the following Tehsils:

LocationEdit

The Ghotki District is a border district between the northern Sindh province of Pakistan and Punjab, Pakistan.

Sugar CaneEdit

Ghotki District has recently embraced sugar cane. The total acreage of cultivable land is 286,090 ha in 2019–20. The area under cultivation of sugar cane increased to 58,774 ha in 2019-20 from 6,511 ha in 2011–12. Five functional sugar mills are located in the district.[4]

GeographyEdit

Ghotki District is stretched in 6975 km2 (1,555,528 acres). 25,000 acres area of the district consisting of desert land, 402,578 acres (25.88%) is flooded (Katcha) area and remaining area lying between desert and flooded areas of district is cultivated. Desert area having wind-blown hills as Achro Thar (White Desert). Flooded area (Kacha) is stretched on 87 km along Indus River from north - east to south - west of the district where forests exist in this area.

DemographyEdit

According to the 1998 census results, the major first languages spoken in the district were Sindhi (92%), Urdu (3.1%) and Punjabi (2.9%).[5]

ReligionEdit

Religion in Ghotki district (2017 Census)[6][a]

  Islam (93.7%)
  Hinduism (6.2%)
  Others (0.1%)

Islam (94%) is the dominant religion in Ghotki district. Hindus form about 6.2 % of the population, according to the 2017 Census. [6] In the 1998 census, Islam constituted 93.06% and Hindus constituted 6.68% of the Ghotki's population.[7]

The historic Shadani Darbar is located in this district.[8]

List of DehsEdit

The following is a list of Dadu District's 351 dehs, organised by taluka:[9]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Hinduism includes Scheduled Caste Hindus and Islam includes Ahmadiyya; which are counted separately in the Census

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
  2. ^ PCO 1998, p. 10.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-29. Retrieved 2014-11-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Khan, Mohammad Hussain (2020-11-30). "Ghotki's story of sugar and cotton". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2020-12-29.
  5. ^ PCO 1998, p. 26.
  6. ^ a b "Ghotki District". Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  7. ^ http://www.pbs.gov.pk/sites/default/files/other/pocket_book2006/2.pdf
  8. ^ "Hindu pilgrims attend central ceremony of Shadani Darbar". Pakistan Today. 6 December 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2020.
  9. ^ "List of Dehs in Sindh" (PDF). Sindh Zameen. Retrieved 22 March 2021.

BibliographyEdit

  • 1998 District census report of Ghotki. Census publication. 88. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.