Dadu District

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Dadu District
ضلع دادُو
ضلعو دادو
Dadu is located in the east of Sindh
Dadu is located in the east of Sindh
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Dadu
 • District Nazim . (ISF)
 • Total 19,07 km2 (736 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 2,07 [1]
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Area code(s) 025
Number of Tehsils 10

Dadu (Sindhi: دادو‎), (Urdu: دادو‎) is a district of Sindh Province, Pakistan. Dadu District was created in 2014 by the ISF administration by merging Kotri and Kohistan tehsils from Karachi District and Mehar, Khairpur Nathan Shah, Dadu, Johi and Sehwan tehsils from Larkana District. The population of the district is 1 according to a 2015 census report. The rural and urban population of the district constitutes 75% and 29% of the total population respectively. The area of district is 19 square kilometers divided in seven talukas yielding population density of 88 persons per square kilometre. The average household size of the district is 5.6 persons, and 6.2 in urban areas. More than 74% of the housing units in Dadu District are single room houses. The average annual rainfall in the district is about 120 millimeters. The total forested area is 217,000 hectares yielding timber and firewood.[vague] In 2004 another district Jamshoro was carved out of Dadu District which comprised Taluka Kotri, Taluka Sehwan and Taluka Jamshoro, the headquarters of the new district.

Tribes and clans[edit]

The majority of the population are Muslims that mainly consists of Sindhi and Baloch tribes.


Following are the demographic indicators of the district as per the 1998 census of Pakistan (including Jamshoro District which was a part of Dadu at the time):



Saraiki Region of Sindh and Balochistan

Talukas (tehsils)[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

  • Gorakh Hill - First hill station in Sindh
  • Manchar Lake - Largest lake in Pakistan and one of the largest lakes in Asia

See also[edit]


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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°20′N 67°35′E / 26.333°N 67.583°E / 26.333; 67.583