Kashmore District

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Kashmore District
ضلعو ڪشمور
District
Sindh Dist Kashmor.svg
Coordinates: 28°21′N 69°23′E / 28.350°N 69.383°E / 28.350; 69.383Coordinates: 28°21′N 69°23′E / 28.350°N 69.383°E / 28.350; 69.383
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Kandhkot
Area
 • Total 2,592 km2 (1,001 sq mi)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 1,089,169
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3

Kashmore District (Sindhi: ضلو ڪشمور‎), (Urdu: ضِلع کشمور‎), previously known as Khizmer or Khizmore, is a district of the province of Sindh, Pakistan. The capital city is Kandhkot which has a population of District Kashmore 1,206,772.[2]

In 2004, Kashmore District was separated from Jacobabad District.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kashmor District is subdivided into three tehsils:

Agriculture[edit]

Kashmor District has a large cattle market.

Geography[edit]

Kashmor District is located in the northern part of Sindh, bordering Ghotki, Jacobabad, Shikarpur and Sukkur within Sindh. It also borders Balochistan on one side and Punjab on the other. The Indus river runs through the Eastern side of Kashmor district. The southeastern side of Kashmor District has forest of (Kacha) that support wild animals. The Thar desert falls on the Eastern side of the district, and is home to wild desert animals.

Demography[edit]

According to the 1998 census, Sindhi was the first language of 95% of the population of the talukas of Kashmore and Kandhkot, while Balochi accounted for 2.7%.[3]

Kashmor City[edit]

Kandhkot is the district headquarters of Kashmor, and also an old city that lies on the right side of the Indus river. Kashmore City is a gateway to Punjab Pakistan and Balochistan. The city has a population of 312,500. Also the city’s main electricity comes from the Indus river.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. 
  2. ^ "Sindh population surges by 81.5 pc, households by 83.9 pc". Thenews.com.pk. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2016-12-26. 
  3. ^ PCO 1999, p. 111–12.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1998 District census report of Jacobabad. Census publication. 17. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999.