Jamshoro District

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Jamshoro District
ضلع جامشورو
District
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Jamshoro
Population (1998)
 • Total 450,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3
Website http://www.jamshoro.gos.pk/
Pakistan - Sindh - Jamshoro district.svg

Jamshoro District (Sindhi: ڄام شورو), (Urdu: ضِلع جامشورو‎), is a district of Sindh province, Pakistan. Jamshoro city is the capital of Jamshoro District.

Jamshoro district was split from Dadu district in December 2004. It consists of four Talukas Sehwan, Manjhand, Kotri and Thano Bola Khan. It is situated on the west bank of River Indus. The district has taken its name from its headquarters Jamshoro, known as Educational City.[citation needed]

Boundaries[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

The total geographical area of the district is 11,517 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.

Climate[edit]

In summer, the northern part (Sehwan) is hotter than that of other parts of the district and normally cool in winter.

Jobs[edit]

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.

Mining[edit]

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.

Industries[edit]

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

Power plants[edit]

Jamshoro Power Station

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

Universities[edit]

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

Administration[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:

References[edit]

Coordinates: 25°25′57″N 68°15′47″E / 25.432512°N 68.263171°E / 25.432512; 68.263171 Kherthar national Park.