Larkana District

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Larkana District
ضلعو لاڙڪاڻو
District
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Larkana
Area
 • Total 7,423 km2 (2,866 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,527,066
 • Density 259.6/km2 (672/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 04
Website www.larkana.gov.pk

Larkana or Larkano (Sindhi: ضلعو لاڙڪاڻو) is a district of Sindh province of Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 1,927,066 of which 28.70% were urban.[1] Its main city is Larkana. It is home district of two former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto and also the district of former Chief Minister of Sindh, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto. Other towns of the district include Miro Khan, Ratodero, Dokri, Bakrani and Naodero. In 2005, the Government of Pakistan under Pervez Musharraf bifurcated the district, forming a new district called Qamber and Shahdadkot, with two towns of Qambar Khan and Shahdadkot.

Administration[edit]

The district of Larkana is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:[2]

Following are the demographic indicators of the district (including Qambar Dist) as per the 1998 census of Pakistan:

Religion:
Ahmaddiya: 0.06%
Islam: 98.45%
Hinduism: 1.42%
Christianity: 0.06%
Others: 0.01%

Languages:
Sindhi: 95.08%
Urdu:1.57%
Baluchi:1%
Punjabi:0.31%
Seraiki:0.12%
Brohi:1.50%
Pashto:0.06%
Others:0.35%

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Coordinates: 27°33′36″N 68°13′35″E / 27.56000°N 68.22639°E / 27.56000; 68.22639