Larkana District

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  • لاڑکانہ  
  •  لاڙڪاڻو
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Larkana
 • Total 7,423 km2 (2,866 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,527,066
 • Density 259.6/km2 (672/sq mi)
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Languages (1998) 96.71% Sindhi
1%% Balochi
1.50% Brahui
0.12% Saraiki[1]
Number of Tehsils 04

Larkana District (Urdu: ضلع لاڑکانہ‎; Sindhi: ضلعو لاڙڪاڻو) is a district of Sindh province of Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 1,927,066 of which 28.70% were urban.[2] Its main city is Larkana. It is home district of two former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto and also the district of former Chief Minister of Sindh, Mumtaz Ali Bhutto and Sindhi Nationalist Leader Shaheed Bashir Ahmed Qureshi leftist, peasant leader Hyder Bux Jatoi & Sindhi social scientist, and revolutionary writer Sobho Gianchandani inOther towns of the district include Badeh, Ratodero, Dokri, Bakrani and Naodero. In 2005, the Government of Pakistan under Pervez Musharraf bifurcated the district, forming a new district called Qamber and Shahdadkot, with two towns of Qambar Khan and Shahdadkot.


The district of Larkana is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:[3]


Following are the demographic indicators of the district (including Qambar Dist) as per the 1998 census of Pakistan:

Ahmaddiya: 0.06%
Islam: 98.45%
Hinduism: 1.42%
Christianity: 0.06%
Others: 0.01%

96.71% Sindhi
1% Balochi
1.50% Brahui
0.12% Saraiki[1]

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First Languages of Larkana district in 1981

  Sindhi (96.71%)
  Balochi (1%)
  Brahui (1.50%)
  Saraiki (0.12%)
  Others (0.35%)

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Coordinates: 27°33′36″N 68°13′35″E / 27.56000°N 68.22639°E / 27.56000; 68.22639