Hyderabad District, Sindh

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Coordinates: 25°15′N 68°45′E / 25.250°N 68.750°E / 25.250; 68.750

Hyderabad
حيدرآباد
District
Map of Sindh with Hyderabad District highlighted
Map of Sindh with Hyderabad District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Hyderabad
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner Rizwan Ahmed
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 2,199,463
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 4
Website www.hyderabad.gov.pk

Haiderābād District (Sindhi: ضلعو حيدرآبادUrdu: ضِلع حیدرآباد‎),About this sound pronunciation  is a district of Sindh, Pakistan. It used to be an administrative division of the Sindh namely the Hyderabad Division, until the reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government. Its capital is the city of Hyderabad. The Kirthar National Park is located in Hyderabad district.

Administration and government

The city of Hyderabad is where the district headquarters were located and the district government used to be seated. The last Deputy Commissioner of the district was Rizwan Ahmed.[2] The old Hyderabad district included the adjoining districts of present-day Hyderabad: Matiari, Tando Allahyar and Tando Muhammad Khan. Even before that until the early 1970s the district included all the four districts mentioned above as well as the Badin district. This administrative setup was demolished by former President Pervez Musharraf in 2001 when he introduced the local body government.

Demographics

The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in the Hyderabad District.

The population of the district was estimated at 3,429,000 in 2011.[3]

Combined population of these four districts (not including Badin) as per the 1998 census was 2.891M out of which 1.469M people lived in urban while the rest 1.422M people lived in the rural areas.[citation needed] According to the 1998 census results for the four talukas of Hyderabad, Hyderabad City, Latifabad and Qasimabad, the major first languages were as follows: Urdu (52%), Sindhi (33%), Punjabi (5.5%), Pashto (2.9%) and Saraiki (1.6%).[4]

First Languages of Hyderabad district

  Urdu (51.71%)
  Sindhi (33.47%)
  Punjabi (5.49%)
  Pashto (2.85%)
  Others (6.48%)

Rapid Immigration to urban areas from other areas of Sindh and Other provinces led to growth in Hyderabad recorded in 2012 June at more than 6.5%.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/941228.stm
  3. ^ "Sindh population surges by 81.5 pc, households by 83.9 pc". Thenews.com.pk. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  4. ^ PCO 1999, pp. 117–19.

Bibliography

  • 1998 District census report of Hyderabad. Census publication. 59. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999. 
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