Rohri

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Rohri
روہڑی
City
A historic image of Rohri - Sukkur
A historic image of Rohri - Sukkur
Rohri is located in Pakistan
Rohri
Rohri
Coordinates: 27°40′59″N 68°54′00″E / 27.68306°N 68.90000°E / 27.68306; 68.90000Coordinates: 27°40′59″N 68°54′00″E / 27.68306°N 68.90000°E / 27.68306; 68.90000
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
District Sukkur
Union Councils 11
Government
 • Type Town Council
Area[1]
 • Total 1,319 km2 (509 sq mi)
Elevation 62 m (203 ft)
Population (2002)[1]
 • Total 224,362
 • Density 170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Rohri (Urdu: روہڑی‎), (Sindhi:روهڙي), (medievally Aror) is a town of Sukkur District, Sindh province, Pakistan. It is located at 27°40'60N 68°54'0E,[2] on the east bank of the Indus River. Rohri town is the administrative headquarters of Rohri Taluka, a tehsil of Sukkur District[3] with which it forms a metropolitan area.

History[edit]

Aror was the ancient capital of Sindh, originally ruled by the Ror Dynasty. Modern Rohri is situated adjacent to Sukkur, Sindh. In 711 AD, Aror was captured by the army of Muslim general Muhammad Bin Qasim. In 962 it was hit by a massive earthquake that changed the course of the Indus River.

Climate[edit]

Rohri has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) with extremely hot summers and mild winters. Rohri is very dry, with the little rain it receives mostly falling in the monsoon season from July to September.

Climate data for Rohri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.6
(87.1)
37.2
(99)
42.2
(108)
47.0
(116.6)
49.0
(120.2)
50.0
(122)
47.0
(116.6)
47.0
(116.6)
43.3
(109.9)
43.3
(109.9)
38.0
(100.4)
31.1
(88)
50
(122)
Average high °C (°F) 22.8
(73)
25.3
(77.5)
31.2
(88.2)
37.6
(99.7)
42.4
(108.3)
43.6
(110.5)
40.8
(105.4)
38.7
(101.7)
38.0
(100.4)
35.3
(95.5)
29.9
(85.8)
24.0
(75.2)
34.13
(93.43)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.6
(60.1)
18.1
(64.6)
23.8
(74.8)
29.8
(85.6)
34.3
(93.7)
36.0
(96.8)
34.4
(93.9)
32.7
(90.9)
31.4
(88.5)
27.8
(82)
22.5
(72.5)
16.8
(62.2)
26.93
(80.47)
Average low °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
10.9
(51.6)
16.4
(61.5)
22.0
(71.6)
26.2
(79.2)
28.4
(83.1)
27.9
(82.2)
26.7
(80.1)
24.9
(76.8)
20.3
(68.5)
14.4
(57.9)
9.6
(49.3)
19.68
(67.41)
Record low °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
1.0
(33.8)
5.0
(41)
10.0
(50)
16.0
(60.8)
19.0
(66.2)
17.5
(63.5)
17.5
(63.5)
16.5
(61.7)
9.5
(49.1)
5.5
(41.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3.5
(0.138)
8.0
(0.315)
5.7
(0.224)
1.5
(0.059)
4.0
(0.157)
4.3
(0.169)
25.7
(1.012)
19.8
(0.78)
10.0
(0.394)
1.3
(0.051)
0.6
(0.024)
3.8
(0.15)
88.2
(3.473)
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [4]

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