Naushahro Feroze District

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Naushahro Feroz District
ضلعو نوشهرو فیروز
District
Map of Sindh with Naushahro Feroze District (نوشهرو فیروز) highlighted
Map of Sindh with Naushahro Feroze District (نوشهرو فیروز) highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Naushahro Feroze
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner Waseem Shamshad Ali
Area
 • Total 2,945 km2 (1,137 sq mi)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 1,612,373
 • Density 550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Naushahro Feroze District (Sindhi: نوشهرو فیروز‎) is a district in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Its capital is Naushahro Feroze city. Administratively subdivided into five talukas and 51 Union Councils, according to the 1998 census of Pakistan it had a population of 1,087,571, increasing to 1,621,780 as of the 2011 census initial tabulations.[2] Naushahro Feroze has had the status of a district since 1989.[3]

Government and politics[edit]

National Assembly representation[edit]

District Naushahro Feroze has two members in National Assembly of Pakistan. The district electoral is referred as NA-211 and NA-212. The member elected from NA-211 represents the constituencies of Moro and Naushahro Feroze Talukas. The member elected from NA-212 represents Kandiaro, Bhirya and Mehrabpur Talukas.

Provincial Assembly representation[edit]

The district has five member representation in Provincial Assembly of Sindh. The provincial assembly electoral for the district is as below:

  • PS-19 (Naushahro Feroze city, Mithiani, Abran, Bhorti)
  • PS-20 (Tharushah, Bhirya, Darbelo)
  • PS-21 (Halani, Kandiaro, Mehrabpur)
  • PS-22 (Padidan, Cheeho, Miranpur)
  • PS-23 (Moro, New Jatoi, Dars)

Local governments (Tehsils of District)[edit]

Administrative Unit Number of Kanungo circles/
Supervisory Tapas
Number of Mouzas
Circles/Tapas
Total Rural Urban Partly Urban Forest Unpopulated
Naushahro Feroze
3
21
60
51
01
07
--
01
Bhiria
2
17
33
21
01
10
--
01
Moro
4
26
53
47
--
02
03
01
Kandiaro
3
17
53
46
--
03
04
01
Mehrabpur
2
16
34
29
--
05
--
--
Total
14
97
233
194
02
27
07
03

Transportation[edit]

The main N-5 passes through the district. The main Railway Track passes through the district which is not functional since long time. The rout was from Padidan to NF, Moro,Dadu etc but it's ended now. Now the Main major railway station for the NF peoples is Padidan which is fully functional and having second longest platform in pakistan with a vast locoshed area. Have major trains stop , Hazara Express, Awami Express,fareed express, Pakistan express And Sukkur Express etc.

Demographics[edit]

Most of the population of district, 98.45% are Muslim, while Hindus form 1.3% (forming 2.19% of the urban population of the district).[4] The major first language is Sindhi, accounting for 88% of the population, followed by Urdu with 5.7% and Punjabi with 4.4%.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29. 
  2. ^ "Sindh population surges by 81.5 pc, households by 83.9 pc". Thenews.com.pk. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  3. ^ PCO 2000, p. 8.
  4. ^ PCO 2000, p. 22.
  5. ^ PCO 2000, p. 24.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1998 District census report of Naushahro Firoze. Census publication. 92. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°50′24″N 68°07′12″E / 26.84000°N 68.12000°E / 26.84000; 68.12000