Kiamari Town (also spelt Keamari and Kemari) (Sindhi: ڪياماڙي ٽائونUrdu: کیماڑی ٹاؤن ) is the main coastal town of Karachi, located in the central and western parts of the city, including the Port of Karachi and an extensive coastline with sandy beaches, small islands and mangrove forests. It does not include the southern island of Manora which is under cantonment administration because of the naval base located there. The town forms a large triangle with highly defined boundaries – the RCD Highway and the Lyari River forming the northeastern border, the Hub River forming the northwestern border and the Arabian Sea forming the southern border.
Kiamari is one of the oldest areas of Karachi. The federal government introduced local government reforms in the year 2000, which eliminated the previous third tier of government (administrative divisions) and raised the fourth tier (districts) to become the new third tier. The effect in Karachi was the dissolution of the former Karachi Division and the merger of its five districts to form a new Karachi City-District with eighteen autonomous constituent towns including Kiamari Town.
Most of the Kiamari neighbourhoods are densely populated with two exceptions. Baba Bhit is composed of three small islands in Karachi harbour with about 5% of the town population. Further west, Gabo Pat is mostly rural with about 10% of the town population but half of the total town area.