Hyderabad District, Sindh

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Coordinates: 25°15′N 68°45′E / 25.250°N 68.750°E / 25.250; 68.750

Map of Sindh with Hyderabad District highlighted
Map of Sindh with Hyderabad District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Hyderabad
 • Administrator Aftab Ahmed Khatri
 • Total 7,029,921
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 4
Website www.hyderabad.gov.pk

Haiderābād District (Sindhi: ضلعو حيدرآبادUrdu: ضِلع حیدرآباد‎),About this sound pronunciation  is a district of Sindh, Pakistan. It used to be an administrative division of the Sindh namely the Hyderabad Division, until the reforms of 2000 abolished the third tier of government. Its capital is the city of Hyderabad. The Kirthar National Park is located in Hyderabad district. According to the 2016 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 7.30 million of which 60.07% were urban, making it second-most urbanised district of Sindh after Karachi.

Administration and government[edit]

The city of Hyderabad is where the district headquarters are located and the district government is seated. The current administrator is Aftab Ahmed Khatri. Hyderabad District is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:

  1. Hyderabad City
  2. Hyderabad rural
  3. Latifabad
  4. Qasimabad

In 2008, Hyderabad enabled its e-Governance platform to support people via the Internet and other new media platforms.

Up until some years back,[when?] 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.


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.

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. Following are the religious and linguistic figures of the old Hyderabad district as of 1998:

Islam: 95.70%
Hinduism: 2.14%
Christianity: 2.05%
Others: 0.10%

Sindhi: 67.00%
Urdu : 24.60%
Punjabi: 3.02%
Pashto: 2.18%
Balochi: 1.20%
Seraiki: 0.96%
Others: 1.04% (mainly Gujarati/Memons)

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First Languages of Hyderabad district in 2014[1][2][3]

  Sindhi (67.00%)
  Urdu (24.60%)
  Punjabi (3.02%)
  Pashto (2.18%)
  Balochi (1.2%)
  others(mainly Gujarati/Memons) (2.04%)

However in the urban areas, Urdu speakers formed a majority at 58.79% and Sindhis at 35.21% in 1998. But as of 2014 Demographics of the urban areas have changed, making Sindhis close to 42%, and Urdu speakers close to 50%.[4][1] There Has been rapid Immigration to urban areas from other areas of Sindh and Other provinces,that's why Hyderabad growth recorded in 2012 June was more than 6.5%.

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