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Umarkot (Urdu: عُمركوٹ), (Sindhi: عمرڪوٽ), is town in the Umarkot District in Sindh, Pakistan. The city is well connected with the other large cities like Karachi, the provincial capital and Haiderabad.
Formerly known as Amarkot, it was the capital of Greater Sindh Province, including some parts of present Rajasthan state of India. It also became prominent during the time of the Mughals and during the British Raj. The Mughal king Akbar was born in Umerkot when his father Humayun fled from military defeat at the hands of Sher Shah Suri. Rana Prasad, a Hindu Sodha Rajput ruler of Amarkot, gave refuge to Humayun. Later the Mughal Emperor Akbar became the Shahenshah of Hind and was a popular figure with both Hindus and Muslims. Umerkot has many sites of historical significance such as Mughal emperor Akbar's birthplace at Umarkot Fort on 14 October 1542. Rana Chandra Singh Sodha(1931–2009) was the Rana of the former Amarkot jagir after 1947, and remained a member of National assembly many times and also a federal minister.
Zamindars Of Umarkot 
In Umarkot, late Rana Chander Singh Sodha,Haji Mohammad Aqib palli Khan Sahib Ata Muhammad Palli and Syed Family are real Jaagirdar of Umarkot.
Another significant story relating to Umerkot is that of Umar Marvi. Marvi was a young Thari girl abducted by Umar, then-ruler, who wanted to marry because of her beauty. Upon her refusal she was imprisoned in the historic Umerkot Fort for many years until her ultimate release. Because of her courage, Marvi is an idol for the local people.
Great city has a very beautiful fort, nice shopping streets, more than 100 schools, 20 colleges and one poly technical college.
See also 
District Government official website 
The Information Technology Department, District Government has launched District Government Umerkot's official websites.