Ghotki District

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Ghotki District
ضِلعو گھوٽڪي
District
Ghotki is located in the north east of Sindh.
Ghotki is located in the north east of Sindh.
Coordinates: 27°49′N 69°39′E / 27.817°N 69.650°E / 27.817; 69.650Coordinates: 27°49′N 69°39′E / 27.817°N 69.650°E / 27.817; 69.650
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Capital Ghotki City
Area
 • Total 6,083 km2 (2,349 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 2,125,536[1]
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website www.ghotkidistrict.com

Ghotki District (Sindhi: ضِلعو گھوٽڪي‎) is a district in Pakistan, located in the Sindh province. Its capital city is Ghotki City. According to the 1998 census, the district had a population of 970,550. Of these residents, 158,500 (16.33%) lived in urban areas, and 812,050 (83.67%) lived in rural areas.[2]

Administration[edit]

The Ghotki district is administratively subdivided into the following Tehsils:

Khambhra city

Location[edit]

The Ghotki District is a border district between the northern Sindh province of Pakistan and Punjab, Pakistan.

Industry and Economics[edit]

Ghotki is an industrial area in the Sindh province. Local companies based in Ghotki include OGDCL, Engro Fertilizers, Fauji fo Fertilizers (formerly Pak Saudi Fertilizer), TNB Liberty Power Plant, EngroPowergen PowerPlant, and Dosan Power Plant. Ghotki also has three gas fields: the Mari Gas Field, Qadirpur Gas Field, and Rehmat Gas Field.

Cotton is one of the district's major crops, with forty cotton-ginning factories in Ghotki. Another valuable crop is sugar cane. Four sugar mills are located in the Ghotki District: JDW Sugar Mills-3, SGM Sugar Mills, Daherki Sugar Mills, and Reti Sugar Mills.

The region is also famous for its mangoes, vegetables, and abundance of date trees.

Languages[edit]

Religion[edit]

Per the 1998 census of Pakistan,[3] the most common religions in the Ghotki District are:

  • Islam 93.06%
  • Hinduism 6.68%
  • Christianity 0.14%
  • Others: 0.04%

Also according to the census, the district's Hindus, Christians, and Urdu-speaking Muslims are mainly concentrated in the urban areas.

Populated Places[edit]

Cities, towns, villages, and industrial areas where people live and work include:

  • Kolachi Town (Toll Plaza Ghotki) 6 km
  • Village Kamil Behishti Kolachi 6 km
  • Village Lashkar Kolachi (4 km)
  • Jam Mohammad Ali Lakhan
  • Village Misri Khan Dharejo (2 km).
  • Zohaib Ahmed Kalwar s/o Zubair Ahmed Kalwar
  • Aman Malhan
  • Sardar khan bozdar
  • Ghotki (0 km)
  • Lakhan Colony (0.3 km)
  • Jindu Ghoto Village (1.4 km)
  • Pakhīmār(Anwrabad) (1.7 km)
  • Jalāl Khān Village (1.8 km)
  • Haji Muhammad Azeem Chachar (2.2 km)
  • Fateh Ali (2.3 km)
  • Village Muhammad Rafique Dharejo (5 km)
  • Goth Kaheri (2.4 km)
  • Dingāro (2.7 km)
  • Abul Mīr Bahr (2.7 km)
  • Kehri (2.9 km)
  • Rehmonwali (3.1 km)
  • Sāīn Dināh (3.1 km)
  • Panju Bāgh (3.2 km)
  • Seche Mohān (3.3 km)
  • Village punhoon waseer(5.0 km)
  • village arbab kaladi (7.8 km)
  • village allah dino kaladi (6.5 km)
  • Laluwali (3.3 km)
  • Village Suleman Society
  • Village Noor Muhammad Society
  • Odhar Wali (3.3 km)
  • Lakhe Mithal Mir Muhammad village (3.3 km)
  • Gulan Laghāri (3.5 km)
  • Jamāl Dīn (3.7 km)
  • Bagga Village (3.8 km)
  • Pindki (4 km)
  • Sanghar (4.1 km)
  • Massu Ghota (4.1 km)
  • Pinio Labana (4.1 km)
  • Rajo Kolāchi (4.3 km)
  • Tandra Hasal Khān village (4.4 km)
  • Atal Village (4.5 km)
  • Ali Sher Jaskāni (4.9 km)
  • Saifal Khān Kolāchi (5 km)
  • Bakro (5.1 km)
  • Izzat Khān Dherejo (5.2 km)
  • Sharīf Sanghar (5.2 km)
  • Goth Sābu (5.3 km)
  • Murād Goth (5.3 km)
  • Jamal (5.5 km)
  • Bhatiyun (5.5 km)
  • Khokhar (5.5 km)
  • Jumma (5.5 km)
  • Garhi Sher Muhammad (5.7 km)
  • Jiwan Kolāchi (5.8 km)
  • Badal Mangsi (5.8 km)
  • Husain Khān Sanghar (5.8 km)
  • Mubarak Khān Kolāchi (6.1 km)
  • Sādiq Ghota (6.2 km)
  • Sāīm Dād (6.3 km)
  • Allāh Warāyo Gujar (6.4 km)
  • Muhammad Chāchar (6.5 km)
  • Jānu (6.5 km)
  • Karām Bakhsh (6.6 km)
  • Ayub Lakhan (7.0 km)
  • Bindi (7.1 km)
  • Azkaban (9.1 km)
  • Husain Beli (7.1 km)
  • Mīrānpur (7.1 km)
  • Abdullah Lakhan (7.1 km)
  • Paula Abdul Ghani Lakhan (7.7 km)
  • Jam Muhammad Ali Lakhan (11.8 km)
  • Village Imdad Hussain Abro (12 km)
  • Hassija mahar (12 km)
  • Mohammad Ali Bozdar (24 km)
  • Pir Muhammad Khan Khatian (27 km)
  • Village Sahib Khan Jalbani
  • Village Pir Bux Jalbani
  • Village Pipli Jalbani
  • Village Darya Khan Jalbani
  • Village Raja Form
  • Village Dil Murad Mahar(Late)
  • Village Jan Muhammad Arain
  • Village Haji Khan Dharejo (6 km).

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