Umerkot District

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Umerkot District
ضلعو عمرڪوٽ
District
Map of Sindh with Umerkot District highlighted
Map of Sindh with Umerkot District highlighted
Coordinates: 25°22′12″N 69°43′48″E / 25.37000°N 69.73000°E / 25.37000; 69.73000Coordinates: 25°22′12″N 69°43′48″E / 25.37000°N 69.73000°E / 25.37000; 69.73000
CountryPakistan
ProvinceSindh
HeadquartersUmerkot
Number of Tehsils4
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total1,073,146
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Websitewww.umerkot.gos.pk

Umerkot District (Dhatki ضِلع عُمَرکوٹ , (Urdu: ضِلع عُمَرکوٹ ‎), is a district of Sindh province, Pakistan. The city of Umerkot is the capital of the district.

Local Language is Dhatki which is one of the Rajasthani languages of the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. It is most closely related to Marwari. Sindhi, Urdu and Punjabi are also understood in the district.

History[edit]

After the 1843 invasion by Charles Napier, Sindh was divided into provinces and was assigned a Zamindars, also known as Wadaras, to collect taxes for the British.

Administration[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29.
  2. ^ DISTRICT GOVERNMENT - Umerkot Archived 2012-02-24 at the Wayback Machine.