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Sindhi: امرڪوٽ‎(Amarkot)
Birthplace of Akbar.JPG
Birthplace of Akbar
General information
Location Umerkot District, Pakistan
Coordinates 33°22′16″N 73°10′30″E / 33.371°N 73.175°E / 33.371; 73.175
Completed 15th Century
Umarkot Fort
Umarkot Fort
Umarkot Museum

Umerkot (Formerly known as Amarkot) (Urdu: عُمركوٹ‎), (Sindhi: عمرڪوٽ‎), is a town in the Umerkot District in Sindh, Pakistan. The city is well connected with the other large cities like Karachi, the provincial capital and Hyderabad.[1]


Formerly known as Amarkot, the city of Umerkot was the capital of Greater Sindh Province, including some parts of the present Rajasthan state of India.This province was ruled by Sodha Rajputs ( one of the subclan of Paramara Rajputs ). It became prominent during the Mughal Empir and during the British Raj.

Mughal emperor Akbar was born in Umerkot when his father Humayun fled from the military defeat at the hands of Sher Shah Suri.Rana Prasad, a Hindu Sodha Rajput ruler of Amarkot, gave refuge to Humayun.[2] Later the Mughal Emperor Akbar brought North India, including modern day Pakistan under Mughal rule.Umerkot is one of the few areas that has never been conquered by any invader. Khan-i Khanan came to Sindh and governorship of Umerkot Fort was held by Rana Megraj and Khan-i Khanan showed a desire to be relative of Rana Megraj who gave hand in marriage of niece daughter of Man Sing. The dispute over the governorship erupted after the death of Rana Megraj.[3]

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Umerkot has many sites of historical significance such as Mughal emperor Akbar's birthplace at Umarkot Fort on 14 October 1542.[4] Rana Chandra Singh Sodha(1931–2009) was the Rana of the former Amarkot jagir after 1947, and remained a member of National assembly and a federal minister.[5][6]


The story of Umar Marvi is that Marvi was a young Thari girl abducted by then-ruler Umar, who wanted to marry her because of her beauty. Upon her refusal she was imprisoned in the historic Umerkot Fort for many years. Because of her courage, Marvi is a heroine for local people.


The city has more than 100 schools, 20 colleges and one polytechnic college.
Catalyst Computer & Coaching Academy provides effective, accessible, and responsive educational services (Academic and Technical) in a result oriented environment, resulting in student development and success.producing student that are innovative and responsive to the diverse learning needs of our changing community. [7]

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Coordinates: 25°21′N 69°44′E / 25.350°N 69.733°E / 25.350; 69.733