Mirpur Khas District

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Mirpur Khas District
ضلعو ميرپورخاص
District
Location of Mirpurkhas in Sindh province
Location of Mirpurkhas in Sindh province
Coordinates: 25°33′02″N 069°00′11″E / 25.55056°N 69.00306°E / 25.55056; 69.00306Coordinates: 25°33′02″N 069°00′11″E / 25.55056°N 69.00306°E / 25.55056; 69.00306
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Mirpur Khas
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 1,505,876
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3

Mirpur Khas District (Sindhi: ضلعو ميرپورخاصUrdu: ضِلع مِيرپُورخاص‎), is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Its capital is Mirpur Khas. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 15,69,030 of which 18.60%[2]

Administration

History

After the capture of Sindh by the British, they created Thar and Parkar District in Southeastern Sindh for administrative purposes. Later, after the creation of Pakistan, some area on the northern side was detached from the original Tharparkar District and named Sanghar District. Later, due to political and administrative reasons, the remaining part of Tharparkar was divided again into three more districts: (1) Mirpurkhas District (with headquarters at Mirpurkhas), (2) Tharparkar District (with headquarters at Mithi) and (3) Umerkot District.

Mirpurkhas District derives its name from the town of Mirpurkhas, founded by Mir Ali Murad Talpur in 1806.

See also

References

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 
  2. ^ Urban Resource Centre Archived 2006-05-13 at the Wayback Machine.

External links

  • The Royal Talpurs of Sindh
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