Korangi

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Korangi and region

Korangi (Urdu: کورنگی ‎) is one of the neighbourhoods of Landhi Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1]

Korangi Town is a town in the eastern parts of Karachi, Pakistan, north of the Malir River. It is bordered by Faisal Cantonment and Shah Faisal Town to the north, Bin Qasim Town and Landhi Town to the east and south, Korangi Creek Cantonment to the southwest and Jamshed Town to the west across the Malir River. Many hospitals are located in the area including; Indus Hospital, Rahmatullah Benevolent Eye Hospital Korangi No. 2½, Chiniot General Hospital Korangi No 2, Municipal Hospital Korangi No 5, and Doctor Sultan Hospital Korangi No. 4.

Korangi Town is a town in the eastern parts of Karachi, Pakistan, south of the Malir River. It is bordered by Faisal Cantonment and Shah Faisal Town to the north, Bin Qasim and Landhi to the east and south, Korangi Cantonment to the southwest and Jamshed Town to the west across the Malir River. The population of Korangi Town was estimated to be about 550,000 at the 1998. Korangi town is divided into 9 union councils.

Korangi Industrial Area[edit]

The Korangi Industrial Area (KIA) is one of the largest industrial areas in Pakistan. The Karachi Electric Supply Company’s 220 MW Korangi Combined Cycle Power Plant is also located at Korangi Industrial Area.[2]

Demographics[edit]

There are several ethnic groups in Korangi including Muhajirs, Sindhis, Punjabis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bengali, Gilgiti, Balti and Christians. The population of Korangi Town was estimated to be about 550,000 in 1998. A new bridge is made (in 2009) at the Drigh Road which connects the Korangi with the Shahrah-e-Faisal.

Korangi creek[edit]

On the eastern side of Karachi—between Karachi and Keti Bandar - the area extending from Korangi to Rehri Creek at the north-eastern side is known as the Korangi Creek which further extends to Phitti, Gizri, Khuddi, Khai, Pitiani, Dobbo, Sisa, Hajamro, Turshian and Khobar creeks. Korangi – Phitti is an area of about 64,000 hectares which is just over one-tenth of the tidal area of Indus River Delta. It comprises dense mangroves and tidal creeks, mud flats and sand. The distance between Bundal to Gharo, the farthest end is about 32 miles.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landhi Town - Government of Karachi
  2. ^ 220MW power plant inaugurated

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Coordinates: 24°47′N 67°08′E / 24.783°N 67.133°E / 24.783; 67.133