Jamshoro

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Jamshoro
City
Jamshoro is located in Sindh
Jamshoro
Jamshoro
Coordinates: 25°16′N 68°12′E / 25.26°N 68.20°E / 25.26; 68.20Coordinates: 25°16′N 68°12′E / 25.26°N 68.20°E / 25.26; 68.20
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Population (2013)[1][2]
 • Total 80,000 approx
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of towns 1
Website www.jamshoro.com.pk

Jamshoro (Sindhi: ڄام شورو‎), (Urdu: جامشورو‎), is a city and capital of Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan. It is located on the right bank of Indus River, approximately 18 km Northwest of Hyderabad and 150 km Northeast from the provincial Capital of Sindh.[3]

History[edit]

The wall has semi-circular bastions at intervals.

Ranikot Fort is a historical fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, Sindh, Pakistan.[4] Ranikot Fort is also known as The Great Wall of Sindh and is believed to be the world's largest fort with a circumference of approximately 26 kilometres (16 mi).[5] Since 1993, it has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[6]

Archaeologists point to 17th century as its time of first construction but now Sindh archaeologists agree that some of the present structure was reconstructed by Mir Karam Ali Khan Talpur Baloch and his brother Mir Murad Ali Baloch in 1812 at a cost of 1.2 million rupees (Sindh Gazetteer, 677).[7]

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Location[edit]

Jamshoro, is situated on the right bank of Indus River at south-west position of Province of Sindh sloping from direction North-east to south-west and is about 18 kilometers far from Hyderabad and at a distance of 150 kilometers from Karachi.

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Jamshoro[8]
Religion Percent
Islam
  
98.84%
Hinduism
  
1.15%
Christianity
  
0.01%

The population of Jamshoro District increased from 582,094 in 1998 to 1,176,969 in 2011, an increase of 102.2%.[9] Roughly, 95% of the Population of the city consists of immigrants from various parts of interior Sindh who migrated to the town in around 1948-2001 & to a lesser extent from 2002-2014 decades. Therefore, the city holds a number of diverse Sindhi clans & ethinic groups mainly from Jamshoro District, Dadu District, Sukkur District, Larkana District, Khairpur District, Umarkot District, Matiari District, Nawabshah District, Shikarpur District, Tharparker, Naushahro Feroze District, Badin District & Jacobabad District.[10][11][12][13] The city is predominantly Sindhi with a substantial community of Pathans, Baloch people & Seraikis. Small communities of Brahuis, Punjabis, & to a lesser extent Muhajir people are also present.[14][15][16]

Jamshoro is predominantly Muslim with a small Hindu minority.[17]







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First Languages of Jamshoro city in (2013-2014)[15][18][19]

  Sindhi (90%)
  Pashtuns (6%)
  Others including (Brahuis, Balochis, Punjabis and Urdu speakers) (4.00%)

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