Badin

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This article is about the town in Pakistan. For the municipality in Slovakia, see Badín. For the North Carolina town, see Badin, North Carolina. For the Swedish 18th century court-servant, see Gustav Badin.
Badin
بدين
Badin is located in Sindh
Badin
Badin
Coordinates: 24°34′N 68°50′E / 24.567°N 68.833°E / 24.567; 68.833Coordinates: 24°34′N 68°50′E / 24.567°N 68.833°E / 24.567; 68.833
Country  Pakistan
Province Sindh Province
Elevation 10 m (30 ft)
Population
 • Total 61,302
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Badin (Sindhi: بدينUrdu: بدین‎) is the main city and capital of Badin District in Sindh, Pakistan. It lies east of the Indus River. The region is swampy, fertile, and suitable for growing rice. Some oil fields are located near the town in the seasonally inundated Rann of Kutch region. Badin is the main town of Badin District. The population of the city in 1998 was 61,302.[1]

Badin is often called 'Sugar State' due to its production of sugar.[2]

Climate[edit]

The climate of the district taken as a whole is moderate, and is tempered by the sea breeze which blows for eight months of the year from March to October, making the hot weather somewhat cooler than for other parts of Pakistan. During the monsoon period, the sky is cloudy, but there is very little precipitation. The climate in summer is generally moist and humid. The cold weather in Badin starts from the beginning of November when a sudden change from the moist sea breeze to the dry and cold north-east wind brings about, as a natural consequence, an immediate fall in temperature.cyclones and floods are hit because of sea.

Climate data for Badin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.1
(97)
37.2
(99)
42.8
(109)
45.6
(114.1)
49.4
(120.9)
46.7
(116.1)
43.3
(109.9)
41.1
(106)
42.2
(108)
41.7
(107.1)
38.3
(100.9)
35.6
(96.1)
49.4
(120.9)
Average high °C (°F) 25.8
(78.4)
28.6
(83.5)
34.0
(93.2)
38.4
(101.1)
39.8
(103.6)
38.0
(100.4)
35.1
(95.2)
33.6
(92.5)
34.4
(93.9)
35.8
(96.4)
31.9
(89.4)
26.7
(80.1)
33.51
(92.31)
Daily mean °C (°F) 17.2
(63)
20.1
(68.2)
25.4
(77.7)
30.1
(86.2)
32.7
(90.9)
32.8
(91)
31.1
(88)
29.8
(85.6)
29.6
(85.3)
29.7
(85.5)
23.9
(75)
18.4
(65.1)
26.73
(80.13)
Average low °C (°F) 8.7
(47.7)
11.6
(52.9)
16.8
(62.2)
21.8
(71.2)
25.5
(77.9)
27.5
(81.5)
27.0
(80.6)
26.1
(79)
24.9
(76.8)
21.7
(71.1)
15.9
(60.6)
10.1
(50.2)
19.8
(67.64)
Record low °C (°F) −1.1
(30)
1.0
(33.8)
5.0
(41)
13.0
(55.4)
17.5
(63.5)
21.1
(70)
23.0
(73.4)
22.5
(72.5)
20.6
(69.1)
12.0
(53.6)
6.7
(44.1)
2.5
(36.5)
−1.1
(30)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.0
(0.039)
3.6
(0.142)
2.3
(0.091)
2.5
(0.098)
0.7
(0.028)
10.8
(0.425)
70.5
(2.776)
89.9
(3.539)
34.4
(1.354)
3.7
(0.146)
1.7
(0.067)
1.1
(0.043)
222.2
(8.748)
Source: NOAA (1961–1990) [3]

Education[edit]

The University of Sindh established a campus in the region of Badin city, called 'Laar', to provide citizens in these areas with access to education. Sindh University's Laar Campus, Badin (S.U.L.C) was established in order to provide the inhabitants of Laar region, particularly girls, with the higher education in their local area.[4]

The campus provides facilities including a library and a computer laboratory with an Internet connection. The College offers 4-year bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration, Commerce and Computer Science, postgraduate diploma in Computer Science and B.Ed., M.Ed. & M.A. (Education).[4]

As of 2013 government owned institutions of education consisted of 209 schools for boys, 102 schools for girls, 691 primary schools, 428 co-educational schools, and 15 high and higher schools.[5]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Badīn". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Gandhara, Trails. "Badin city history". Gandhara Trails. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Badin Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Sindh, University of. "Laar Campus UoS Badin". Archived from the original on 12 December 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Schools, Badin. "Government owned schools in Badin". SchoolingLog. Retrieved 8 November 2013.