Kotri (Sindhi: ڪوٽڙي, Urdu: کوٹری) is a city and the headquarters of the Kotri Taluka of Jamshoro District of Sindh province in Pakistan.[2] Located on the right bank of the Indus River, it is the 29th largest city in Pakistan by population.[3]

  • ڪوٽڙي
  • کوٹری
Kotri Bridge 2.jpg
Kotri Barrage Indus River.jpg
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Kotri Bridge at night, Kotri Barrage at Indus River
Kotri is located in Sindh
Kotri is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 25°22′26″N 68°18′05″E / 25.373964°N 68.301315°E / 25.373964; 68.301315Coordinates: 25°22′26″N 68°18′05″E / 25.373964°N 68.301315°E / 25.373964; 68.301315
 • City259,358
 • Rank29th, Pakistan
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)


The name Koṭri is the diminutive form of the word koṭ, meaning "fort"; thus, the name means "little fort".[4]


According to the 1998 Pakistan Census, the population of Kotri city was recorded as 62,085. As per 2017 Census of Pakistan, the population of city was recorded as 259,358 with an immense increase of 317.75% in just 19 years.[5]


Kotri is a hub for textile production[6] and fishing.[7]



Notable peopleEdit

  • Ali Muhammad (1940 – 8 August 2016), known professionally as Ali Baba (Sindhi: علي بابا, Urdu: علی بابا), was a notable Sindhi-language drama writer and novelist. He was born in Kotri. He died on 8 August 2016 due to heart attack in his home Karachi.


  1. ^ "PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities". PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities. citypopulation.de. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  2. ^ Historical Places of Dadu - Population Census Organisation Government of Pakistan, Islamabad Archived 2008-09-18 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities". PAKISTAN: Provinces and Major Cities. citypopulation.de. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ Gidwani, Parso J. (1990). "Place-Names of Sindh". Bulletin of the Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute. 49: 153–156. JSTOR 42930281.
  5. ^ "Pakistan: Provinces and Major Cities - Population Statistics, Maps, Charts, Weather and Web Information". www.citypopulation.de.
  6. ^ Makhdoom, Tayyaba Rafique (2017). "Analyzing the factors affecting employees' turnover in textile mills of site area Kotri, Sindh (Pakistan)". Grassroots. 51 (2): 407–419.
  7. ^ Makhdoom, Tayyaba Rafique; Shah, Syed Abdul Sattar; Makhdoom, Faiza (2016). "Socio-economic well-being through fishing in Kotri downstream: should the river be kept on flowing?". The Government: Research Journal of Political Science. 5: 195–209.