Jamshoro District

Jamshoro District (Sindhi: ضلعو ڄام شورو, Urdu: ضلع جامشورو), is a district of Sindh province, Pakistan. Jamshoro city is the capital while Kotri is the largest city of the Jamshoro District. The district borders Dadu district to the north. To the east, the Indus separates it from Nawab Shah, Matyari and Hyderabad districts. Thatta district lies to the south, and Karachi district to the south west. To the west, the Kheerthar Range separates it from the Sindh and Lasbela district of Baluchistan.

Jamshoro District
  • ضلعو ڄامشورو
  • ضلع جامشورو
Ranikot Fort - The Great Wall of Sindh.jpg
Stupa of Buddhists at Naig Sharif.jpg
Top: Ranikot Fort
Bottom: Buddhist Stupa at Naig Sharif
Map of Pakistani Districts with Jamshoro District highlighted
Map of Pakistani Districts with Jamshoro District highlighted
Coordinates: 25°25′57″N 68°15′47″E / 25.432512°N 68.263171°E / 25.432512; 68.263171Coordinates: 25°25′57″N 68°15′47″E / 25.432512°N 68.263171°E / 25.432512; 68.263171
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
DivisionHyderabad
Established14th December 2004
HeadquartersJamshoro
Government
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerN/A
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
Area
 • Total11,204 km2 (4,326 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total993,908
 • Density89/km2 (230/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils5
Websitewww.jamshoro.gos.pk

Jamshoro District was split from Dadu District in 14th December 2004[2] It is situated on the west bank of River Indus.

GeographyEdit

The total geographical area of the district is 11,204 square kilometres. It is about 220 kilometers from north to south and about 100 kilometres wide from east to west. A 2 to 6 kilometres wide belt of the west bank of River Indus is cultivated and irrigated and the remaining land of the district is either hilly or cultivated. Agriculture is the main source of income. In summer, the northern part (Sehwan) is hotter than that of other parts of the district and normally cool in winter.

The district is rich in limestone, salika sand, gravels, silt, and marble. These minerals are found in Taluka Thano Bula Khan and Sehwan. Coal is obtained from Lakhra Taluka Manjhand.

DemographicsEdit

At the time of the 2017 census, Jamshoro district had a population of 993,908, of which 523,069 were males and 470,702 females. The rural population was 561,287 (56.47%) and urban 432,621 (43.53%). The literacy rate is 46.47%: 55.14% for males and 36.71% for females.[1]

The current population figures are tabulated below:

Name Status Population
Census
1998
Population
Census
2017
Kotri Taluka 207,574 438,063
Manjhand Taluka 100,105 140,766
Sehwan Taluka 170,589 269,817
Thana Bulla Khan Taluka 103,826 145,262
Jamshoro District 582,094 993,908

ReligionEdit

Religions in Jamshoro district (2017)[1]
Religion Percent
Muslims
95.07%
Hindus
3.87%
Christians
0.98%
Other or not stated
0.08%

The majority religion is Islam, with 95.07% of the population. Hinduism (including those from Scheduled Castes) is practiced by 3.87% of the population, while Christians are 0.98% of the population.[1]

 
Guru Balpuri Ashram in Thana Bulla Khan
Hindu temples
  1. Gobindram Darbar at Manjhand
  2. Kathwari Harijan Manhar Mandir

LanguagesEdit

Languages of Jamshoro district (2017)

  Sindhi (84.76%)
  Urdu (4.13%)
  Punjabi (4.02%)
  Pashto (2.76%)
  Balochi (1.93%)
  Saraiki (1.38%)
  Others (1.02%)

At the time of the 2017 census, 84.76% of the population spoke Sindhi, 4.13% Urdu, 4.02% Punjabi, 2.76% Pashto, 1.93% Balochi and 1.38% Saraiki as their first language.[1]

EconomyEdit

The majority of the population of the district is rural and they are involved in cultivation. Industrial areas and Power plants are using manpower, while towns are providing business opportunities to the residents. The inhabitants of mountainous area keep cattle while Mallahs o Manchhar Lake earn their living by fishing. Approximately 20% of the district population works for the federal and provincial government.

Nooriabad Industrial Area and Kotri Industrial Area are two big zones of Industries where more than 500 different industries are located..

 
Jamshoro Power Station

Jamshoro Power Station, Lakhra Power Project and Kotri Thermal Power Station are the main power units in this district.

Sindh Industrial And Trading EstateEdit

Two main town's of Sindh Industrial and Trading Estate are in Jamshoro District, Kotri and Nooriabad. Having more than 500 production plants which produces Cotton, Rice, Flour, Oil and many more.[3]

EducationEdit

Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences and University of Sindh are located in Jamshoro.

Administrative divisionsEdit

 
Map of Jamshoro District's tehsils

The district is administratively subdivided into the following tehsil:

List of Union CouncilsEdit

Jamshoro District includes the following Union Councils:[4]

UC Name Population
Nagoline 35,788
Kotri 29,861
H.M. Shoro 43,728
A.B. Shoro 42,100
S.W. I 49,723
S.W. II 54,079
S.W. III 42,466
Jamshoro 42,526
Morojabal 30,301
Petaro 28,487
Sehwan Sharif 36,359
Sehwan II 45,384
Channa 39,954
Talti 37,694
Bubak 28,776
Bhan 46,962
Jhangara 34,678
Dall 45,383
Manjhand 35,522
Manzoorabad 34,047
Lakha 32,384
Sann 33,400
Amri/Laki 33,842
T.B. Khan 43,705
T.A. Khan 39,067
Toung 33,762
Mole 36,750
Sari 39,079

List of DehsEdit

The following is a list of Jamshoro District's dehs, organised by taluka:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "District-wise Tables - Census 2017 Final Results". pbs.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 2017.
  2. ^ "Four new districts created in Sindh". 2004. Retrieved 12 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Sindh Industrial Trading Estates Ltd – Just another WordPress site".
  4. ^ "Union Council wise Thematic Analysis". Department of Health, Government of Sindh. Retrieved 25 December 2021.
  5. ^ "List of Dehs in Sindh" (PDF). Sindh Zameen. Retrieved 22 March 2021.

BibliographyEdit

  • 1998 District census report of Dadu. Census publication. Vol. 82. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.