Hyderabad District, Sindh
Map of Sindh with Hyderabad District highlighted
|• Last Deputy Commissioner||Rizwan Ahmed|
|Time zone||PKT (UTC+5)|
|Number of Tehsils||4|
Haiderābād District (Sindhi: ضلعو حيدرآباد Urdu: ضِلع حیدرآباد), pronunciation (help·info) is a district of Sindh, Pakistan. Its capital is the city of Hyderabad. The district is the second most urbanized in Sindh, after Karachi, with 80% of its residents live in urban areas. The Kirthar National Park is located in Hyderabad district.
Administration and government
The city of Hyderabad is where the district headquarters were located and the district government used to be seated. The last Deputy Commissioner of the district was Rizwan Ahmed. The old Hyderabad district included the adjoining districts of present-day Hyderabad: Matiari, Tando Allahyar and Tando Muhammad Khan. Even before that until the early 1970s the district included all the four districts mentioned above as well as the Badin district. This administrative setup was demolished by former President Pervez Musharraf in 2001 when he introduced the local body government.
The predominantly Muslim population supported Muslim League and Pakistan Movement. After the independence of Pakistan in 1947, the minority Hindus and Sikhs migrated to India while the Muslim refugees from India settled in the Hyderabad District.
The population of the district was estimated at 3,429,000 in 2011.
Combined population of these four districts (not including Badin) as per the 1998 census was 2.891M out of which 1.469M people lived in urban while the rest 1.422M people lived in the rural areas. According to the 1998 census results for the four talukas of Hyderabad, Hyderabad City, Latifabad and Qasimabad, the major first languages were as follows: Urdu (52%), Sindhi (33%), Punjabi (5.5%), Pashto (2.9%) and Saraiki (1.6%).
Rapid Immigration to urban areas from other areas of Sindh and Other provinces led to growth in Hyderabad recorded in 2012 June at more than 6.5%.
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