Tando Muhammad Khan District

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Tando Muhammad Khan District
ضلع ٹنڈو محمدخان
ضلعو ٽنڊو محمد خان
District
District Tando Muhammad Khan in Sindh provincial region of Pakistan
District Tando Muhammad Khan in Sindh provincial region of Pakistan
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Tando Muhammad Khan
Area
 • Total 1,733.99 km2 (669.50 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 547,215
 • Density 257/km2 (670/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3

Tando Muhammad Khan District (Urdu: ضلع ٹنڈو محمد خان‎, Sindhi: ضلعو ٽنڊو محمد خان) is a district in the southern part of Sindh province in Pakistan. In north of the district, Hyderabad and Tando Allahyar districts are located; Badin district lies on south and east; and West boundary is shared by district Thatta. The Indus River flows through Northwest. Tando Muhammad Khan district comprises three talukas viz. Tando Muhammad Khan (also the biggest town in the district), Bulri Shah Karim and Tando Ghulam Hyder.

Climate[edit]

The climate of the area is moderate. However. April, May and June are very hot during the day time. December and January are the coldest months with maximum and minimum temperatures of 30°C and 10°C respectively. Rainfall is highly erratic with an average of about 130 mm. The monsoon dominates from July to September.

Agriculture[edit]

70% of the district population is engaged in agriculture. Main crops grown in the district are: sugarcane, rice, wheat and cotton. Phuleli, Pinyari and Akram canal are the main source of water-reservoir for irrigation in this district.

History[edit]

The district is named after the city of Tando Muhammad Khan, founded by Mir Muhammad Khan Shahwani Talpur. It is located at a distance of 35 km from Hyderabad on the Badin-Hyderabad National Highway.

Administration[edit]

Tando Muhammad Khan is administratively subdivided into 3 talukas, these are:[1]

Famous Personalities Tando Muhammad Khan[edit]

  • Syed Naveed Qamar
  • Qabool Mohammad Shah
  • Syed Zulfikar Ali Shah
  • Abdul Karim Soomro
  • Mir Ali Nawaz Talpur
  • Pir Sajjad Saeed Jan Sarhandi
  • Late; Mohsin Shah Bukhari
  • Mir Aijaz Talpur
  • Mir Inayat Ali Talpur

References[edit]

Coordinates: 25°01′N 68°29′E / 25.017°N 68.483°E / 25.017; 68.483