Kamber Ali Khan

Qamber Ali Khan (Urdu: قمبر علی خان) is a city in the north-west of the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is the 96th largest city of Pakistan, according to 2017 census.

Kamber Ali Khan
قمبر علی خان
City
Kamber Ali Khan is located in Sindh
Kamber Ali Khan
Kamber Ali Khan
Kamber Ali Khan is located in Pakistan
Kamber Ali Khan
Kamber Ali Khan
Coordinates: 27°38′17″N 67°33′36″E / 27.638°N 67.560°E / 27.638; 67.560Coordinates: 27°38′17″N 67°33′36″E / 27.638°N 67.560°E / 27.638; 67.560
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Area
 • Total15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation
76 m (249 ft)
Population
 • Total100,760
 • Rank96th, Pakistan
 • Density6,700/km2 (17,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

GeographyEdit

Qamber Ali Khan is situated in North-western Sindh and it owns talukas. It is also included in upper Sindh.

ClimateEdit

Qamber Ali Khan is a monsoon climatic region. Summer is extremely hot as temperature reaches at 53 °C (127 °F) and winter is a little cool as temperature drops to 26 °C (79 °F). On May 26, 2010, the mercury hit at record 53.4 °C (128.1 °F) becoming the hottest city in the country's history. On May 31, 1998 the mercury hit the at 52.7 °C (126.9 °F). On May 18, 2013, the temperature in the city remained at 50 °C (122 °F) in Qamber Ali Khan. This hot weather sometimes cost human lives. Hot days continue from May till September, followed by Monsoon Rains, sometime bringing floods in the nearby areas. Monsoon season starts from July and continues till September and brings Torrential Rains. Pre-Monsoon also occurs occasionally in the month of June while post-monsoon occurs rarely.

On July 8, 2003, Qamber experienced a cloudburst of 209 mm (8.2 in) in just 12 hours due to a well marked low pressure which came from Bay of Bengal. Thunderstorms are very common, they often develop in all months. Most dangerous thunderstorm occurred on April 21, 2012, it was a supercell thunderstorm which came from west side with heavy downpour due to strong Western Disturbance which was developed in Gulf of Oman.

Duststorms are also very common in summer and monsoon especially from March to September. On March 27, 2013 a duststorm came with the damaging winds of 90 km/h (56 mph) due to a severe thunderstorm and it brought some rainfall also. Hailstorms are unusual and occur mainly from February to April. Qamber Ali Khan experienced a powerful hailstorm in April 2006 and again on 14 March 2015 followed by heavy downpour.

In 2012, Qamber Ali Khan faced heavy downpours of 236 mm (9.3 in) from 5–10 September which flooded the whole city. Same as in August 2011 also, the city received intermittent heavy Rains from 25 to 31 August and again in September 2011 with time to time. In Monsoon of 1994 the city received 510 mm (20 in) of rainfall as most powerful low pressures hit Sindh which is the highest rainfall recorded in past 25 years.

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Kamber Ali Khan
Religions Percent
Islam
98.0%
Others
2.0%

The majority of the population in district Qamber Ali Khan speak the native Sindhi language. Saraiki language, are also spoken and understood in various areas of the city.

EducationEdit

Several old and new schools, colleges are functioning in the city for both boys and girls. Many are private and public institutions.

Schools and CollegesEdit

Some schools such as Government Higher Secondary School, Girls High School, and Government Degree College.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities". PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities. citypopulation.de. Retrieved 4 May 2020.