Mithi

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Mithi
مٺي مِٹهّى મીઠી
City
Mithi is located in Sindh
Mithi
Mithi
Mithi is located in Pakistan
Mithi
Mithi
Coordinates: 24°44′24″N 69°48′0″E / 24.74000°N 69.80000°E / 24.74000; 69.80000Coordinates: 24°44′24″N 69°48′0″E / 24.74000°N 69.80000°E / 24.74000; 69.80000
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
District Tharparkar
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (1998)
 • Total 23,432 (only within city)[1]
 • Estimate () Above 27,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Mithi (Sindhi: مٺي‎, Urdu: مِٹهّى‎), is the capital of Tharparkar District in the Sindh province of Pakistan.

Mithi became the capital of Tharparkar District in 1990, when the district was separated from Mirpur Khas to form a new District.[2] Mithi is one of the very few towns in Pakistan where Muslims the majority in population, 40% population of the town is of Hindu. Both Hindus and Muslims reportedly live peacefully accounting for the lowest crime rate in the town.[3]

Geography[edit]

The town is located at 24°74'0N 69°80'0E with an altitude of 28 metres (92 feet),[4] lying 450 kilometres from Karachi and is located in a desert area.

Economy[edit]

Mithi has now seen a large increase in development and is considered[by whom?] the most developed city in Pakistan. A large number of people from all over the district Tharparkar have now moved to the city resulting in a high development rate.[citation needed] It is now considered the heart of Tharparkar District with a high level of economic and social activity.[2] mostly the junejo caste is living mithi and nearest area and that is caste is very powerful in distt mithi.

An official from Thar Coal Mining Authority said that all preparations have been made for the inauguration of the country's mega-project open pit coal mining, which comprises 12 blocks on over 9,600 square km of Tharparkar District. Buried under this land lies an estimated 175 billion tones of coal, the world's 5th largest reserves of coal. The project is expected to improve this region. Mining in Thar's 9,600 kilometre coal fields is gaining momentum after the arrival of experts from China. Almost 3,000 technicians and engineers are expected to arrive on site to help locals in running the heavy machinery and developing open-pit mining. Many roads, preliminary infrastructure and residential complexes for labors are under-construction. [5]

Education[edit]

In April 2014, The Government of Sindh announced that it will establish a University of Oxford group and a Cadet College in Mithi, Tharparkar District[6]

Demographics[edit]

The population of Mithi is over 250,000, according to National Statistics of GMO .

Religions in Mithi
Religion Percent
Hinduism
  
40 %
Islam
  
60%
Distribution of religions
[7]

Health[edit]

There is a hospital in the city and various private medical centers.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Mithi travel guide from Wikivoyage