Tando Muhammad Khan District

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Tando Muhammad Khan District
ضلعو ٽنڊو محمد خان
District
District Tando Muhammad Khan in Sindh provincial region of Pakistan
District Tando Muhammad Khan in Sindh provincial region of Pakistan
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
Headquarters Tando Muhammad Khan
Area
 • Total 1,733.99 km2 (669.50 sq mi)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 677,228
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3

Tando Muhammad Khan District (Sindhi: ضلعو ٽنڊو محمد خان‎, Urdu: ضلع ٹنڈو محمد خان‎) is a district in the southern part of Sindh province in Pakistan. In north of the district, Hyderabad and Tando Allahyar districts are located; Badin district lies on south and east; and West boundary is shared by district Thatta. The Indus River flows through Northwest. Tando Muhammad Khan district comprises the three talukas of Tando Muhammad Khan (also the biggest town in the district), Bulri Shah Karim and Tando Ghulam Hyder.

The population of the district according to a 2011 estimate is 619,900.[2] In 1998, the first languages of Tando Muhammad Khan, then a taluka within Hyderabad District, were Sindhi (91%), Urdu (2.8%) and Punjabi (2.3%).[3]

Climate[edit]

The climate of the area is moderate. However. April, May and June are very hot during the day time. December and January are the coldest months with maximum and minimum temperatures of 30 °C and 10 °C respectively. Rainfall is highly erratic with an average of about 130 mm. The monsoon dominates from July to September.

Agriculture[edit]

70% of the district population is engaged in agriculture. Main crops grown in the district are: sugarcane, rice, wheat and cotton. Phuleli, Pinyari and Akram canal are the main source of water-reservoir for irrigation in this district.

History[edit]

The district is named after the city of Tando Muhammad Khan, founded by Mir Muhammad Khan Shahwani Talpur. It is located at a distance of 35 km from Hyderabad on the Badin-Hyderabad National Highway.

Administration[edit]

Tando Muhammad Khan is administratively subdivided into 3 talukas, these are:[4]

Shabbir Sethar has taken over as the Senior Superintendent of Police. Dr. Muhammad Sami Malik PSP has joined as Assistant Superintendent of Police.[citation needed] He is graduate of University of Health Sciences, Lahore and Kings College, London.[citation needed]

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, pp. 117–19.
  4. ^ DISTRICT GOVERNMENT - Tando Muhammad Khan

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1998 District census report of Hyderabad. Census publication. 59. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999. 

Coordinates: 25°01′N 68°29′E / 25.017°N 68.483°E / 25.017; 68.483