Khairpur District

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ضِلع خيرپُور
Khairpur District خيرپور ضلعو
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Established 1546
Headquarters Khairpur
 • Total 15,910 km2 (6,140 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 1,515,000
 • Density 95.2/km2 (247/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 8

Khairpur District (Urdu: ضِلع خيرپُور‎), (Sindhi: ضلعو خیر پور ‎), is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The district has an area of 15,910 square km. and is headquartered at the city of Khairpur.It has 8 talukas, 76 Union councils, 11 towns, 6800 Villages and total population 1546587 (Male 810448 and Female Population 736139) according to (Census) 1998.[1]


Khairpur District is located in between middle and northern Sindh and is bounded on the north by Shikarpur and Sukkur, on the east by India, on the south by Sanghar and Nawabshah and on the west by Larkana , Naushahro Feroz and the Indus River.


According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, the district had a population of 2.2 million of which 27.00% was urban.[2] The average annual growth rate of the population is 2.71%. As per definition of Board of Revenue Sindh, a place of human habitation having at least ten houses is called a settlement. There are 1,709 rural settlements in the district having population of 200 to 1000+ people.

Following are the demographic indicators of the district as per the 1998 census of Pakistan:


The district is divided into eight Tehsils/Talukas:


The princely state of Khairpur was ruled by Talpur Mirs of the Talpur dynasty from 1783 to 1955. In 1947, when Pakistan gained independence, Khairpur was one of the princely states that opted to join Pakistan. In 1955, the Government of Pakistan announced the abolition of all the princely states and Khairpur was annexed into the new province of West Pakistan.

Sites of interest[edit]

Faiz Mahal, Khairpur
One Rupee coin (dated 1285 AH), 12 ounce silver, minted during the reign of Mir Ali Murad

Khairpur is dotted with historical sites. The Kot Diji Fort, said to be built by the Talpurs, stands on a high hill with massive walls surrounding an elaborate complex of exquisite homes, ornate canopies, marbled courtyards, promenades and long corridors with arched entryways. The corridors run along deep rooms which now lay dark and can get infested with bats. Another architectural classic is the Faiz Mahal, built in 1798 as the palace of the Talpur family in Khairpur Mirs. Besides, there are other palaces, tomb sites in Kot Diji and the surrounding areas. The present successor of the Talpur Dynasty, Mir Ali Murad Khan Talpur, who acceded to the Pakistani state in 1956, is a conservationist and has to his credit an impressive wildlife sanctuary called the Mehrano, known for its black buck, and hog deer, both of which have become rare in Sindh.

The north-western part of Thar Desert lies in Khairpur district. Rohri Hills are a tourist attraction for the tombs of Pir Ubhan Shah near Kotdiji, Shadi Shaheed near Layari, Tehsil Kotdiji and Pir Baqir Shah near Choondko. Mehrano, Nara, Kalmi Quran, Thar Dhani, shah jee machine at solangi and many other sites also draw tourist traffic.

Bakri Waro Lake, Khairpur
Children fishing on Khuth Lake

Tomb of Jamal Shah is located on the bank of Jamal Shah lake. Water of this lake is popular for the treatment of skin diseases. Many people come to take bath from this lake and they get healthy.

Phool Bagh of karoondi, built by Sardar Al-Haj ALLAHDAD Khan Rajpar is worthmentioning here. Khan Rajpar after getting inspired by Shalamar bagh Lahore build this piece of paradise in his home town Karoondi.

Notable people[edit]

Qaim Ali Shah - Current Chief Minister of Sindh Province


Khairpur is noted for its bountiful harvest of dates. However, the soil is suitable for many cash crops including cotton and wheat. The dry, hot climate makes the fruit very sweet, supple and juicy. It is very hot and sunny during the summer and cold in winter. Humidity is low. Khairpur gets its water through a web of canals coming out of River Indus. Mir Wah is the main source of irrigation and drinking water.


The main institutions of Khairpur district are:

Universities of Khairpur Mirs

Colleges and Schools of Khairpur Mirs

  • Cadet College Khairpur
  • Govt: Comprehensive Secondary School & College Khairpur
  • Govt:Superior Science Khairpur Branch
  • Govt: Mumtaz College of Science and Arts
  • Behriya Foundation School and College Luqman
  • Govt Naz pilot Secondary high school Khairpur.
  • Saint Thresas Secondary School Khairpur.
  • Atia Higher Secondary School Khairpur Mirs
  • PakTurk international college and school
  • The City School Khairpur Branch
  • The Academy Of Excellence
  • The Educators
  • Sindh Children's Academy Khairpur
  • Indus Public Higher School Khairpur
  • Scholar School Khairpur.
  • Sajjad model higher sec/school Khairpur Mirs.


  • Govt. High School Sohu Kanasira
  • Govt. Murad High School Gambat
  • Govt. Girls High School, Gambat
  • Govt. High School, Faqirabad
  • Govt. High School, Agra
  • Govt. High School, Khuhra
  • Govt. High School, Satabo
  • Govt. Girls High School, Khuhra
  • Govt. High School, Ripri
  • Govt. High School, Sagyoun
  • Govt. High School, Sami
  • Govt. High School, Setharja
  • Govt. Girls High School, Setharja
  • Govt. Faiz High School, Kot Diji
  • Govt. High School, Sono Gopang
  • Govt. High School, Deh Sohu
  • Govt. High School, Mithri
  • Govt. High School, Pacca Chang
  • Govt. High School, Bhangu Behan
  • Govt. High School, Uman
  • Govt. High School, Shahan Shar
  • Govt. High School, Hingorja
  • Govt. High School, Sobho Dero
  • Govt. High School, Madd
  • Govt. High School, Pir Hayat Shah
  • Govt. High School, Thatti
  • Govt. High School, Ranipur
  • Govt. Girls High School, Ranipur
  • Govt. High School, Gadeji
  • Govt. High School, Jhando Mashaik
  • Govt. High School, Drib Mehar Shah
  • Govt. High School, Kolab Jial
  • Govt. High School, Kumb
  • Govt. High School, Malhir Pato
  • Govt. High School, Muhammad Arab Solangi
  • Govt. High School, Karoondi
  • Govt. High School, Khuda Bux Hisbani
  • Govt. High School, Basiro
  • Govt. High School, Thari Mir Wah
  • Govt. Girls High School, Thari Mir Wah
  • Govt. High School, Mengho Faqir Shar
  • Govt. High School, Rasool Pur
  • Govt. High School, Mehar Veesar
  • Govt. High School, Tando Mir Ali
  • Govt. High School, Zafarabad
  • Govt. High School, Muhammad Shah
  • Govt. High School, Choondiko Nara
  • Govt. H/School, Inayat Hussain Shah Nara Gate
  • Govt. High School, Pharyaro
  • Govt. High School, Muhammad Suleman Aradin
  • Govt. High School, Bozdar Wada
  • Govt. High School, Usman Rind
  • Govt. High School, Noor Bozdar
  • Govt. High School, Talpur Wada
  • Govt. High School, Walidad Lund
  • Govt. High School, Bhurgri
  • Govt. High School, Hussain Abad
  • Govt. High School, Loung Faqir Dargh
  • Govt. Naz Pilot Secondary School, Khairpur
  • Govt. Comp: High School, Khairpur
  • Govt. ( N ) St: Theresas High School, Khairpur
  • Govt. High School, Sohu Kanasira
  • Govt. High School, Tando Nazar Ali
  • Govt. Girls High School, Khairpur
  • Govt. Girls High School, Luqman
  • Govt. Girls High School, Nizamani
  • Govt. High School, Pir-Jo-Goth
  • Govt. Girls High School, Pir-Jo-Goth
  • Govt. High School, Machyoon
  • Govt. High School, Daud Goth
  • Govt. High School, Ahmed Pur
  • Govt. High School, Rafique Mahesar
  • Govt. High School, Mahesar Wada
  • Govt. High School, Pir Badal Sher
  • Govt. High School, Lal Bux Kandhro
  • Govt. High School, Hadal Shah
  • Govt. High School, Sadar-Ji-Bhatyoon
  • Govt. High School, Piryaloi
  • Govt. High School, Kot Mir Muhammad
  • Govt. High School, Mori
  • Govt. High School, Shah Ladhani
  • Govt. High School, Therhi
  • Govt. High School, Babarloi
  • Govt. Girls High School, Babarloi
  • Govt. High School Jhajh Ragulator
  • Govt. High School Jado Wahan
  • Govt. Girls High School Kot diji
  • Govt: High School, Bakhar Kanasro, Talka Kot Diji.
  • Govt: High School, Mehrab Ali Sodhro.
  • Govt Girls High School Pacca Chang
  • Govt High School Lakha Wada
  • Govt. High School Babar Wada.
  • Govt. High School, Matt
  • Govt. High School Altaf Hussain Pathan
  • Govt. School Rukrani Sahita Near Hingorja


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Coordinates: 27°31′48″N 68°44′24″E / 27.53000°N 68.74000°E / 27.53000; 68.74000