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Encyclopedia > Khairpur, Pakistan

Khairpur (Urdu: خیرپُور) (khīr´poor) is the twelfth largest city in the province of Sindh in southeast Pakistan. It is the capital of the modern Khairpur District and was the capital of the former princely state of Khayrpur. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Sindh (SindhÄ«: سنڌ, UrdÅ«: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, and Muhajirs and various other groups. ... The Khairpur district (Urdu: خیر پور ) is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. ... A princely state is any state under the reign of a prince and is thus a principality taken in the broad sense. ... The State of Khayrpur was a princely state on the Indus river in what is now Pakistan, with its capital city at Khayrpur. ...

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History

Main article: State of Khayrpur

The State of Khayrpur was a princely state on the Indus river in what is now Pakistan, with its capital city at Khayrpur. ...

Demographics

At the 1998 census, the population of the city of Khairpur was 102,188 having increased from 61,447 at the 1981 census. The city has an estimated population[1] of 127,857 in 2006. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Economy

Khairpur trades in wheat, cotton, and dates and is linked by road and rail to Karachi. Manufactures include refined sugar. Prior to the annexation of the state in to Pakistan in 1955, Khairpur was an industrially much more advanced than Pakistan producing leather goods, carpets, silk clothing, matches, soap, shoes, cigarettes to name a few. It also had the largest factories in textiles, tobbacco redrying, and silk weaving in the sub-continent. Most of the factories were shut down by the Government of Pakistan which devastated the local economy. Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. compactum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 For the indie rock group see: Wheat (band). ... Cotton ready for harvest. ... Binomial name Phoenix dactylifera L. The Date Palm Phoenix dactylifera is a palm, extensively cultivated for its edible fruit. ... Karachi (Urdu: كراچى, Sindhi: ڪراچي) is the capital of the province of Sindh, and the most populated city in Pakistan, sometimes known as the City of Quaid (شہرِ قائد), after Muhammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan. ...


The city used to be a cultural center before the annexation. It has some fine historic buildings, notably the Faiz Palace, Kot Diji Fort, and the Shrine of the sufi saint Sachal. The Kot Diji Fort, formally known as Fort Ahmadabad, dominates the town of Kot Diji in Pakistan, about 25 miles east of the Indus River at the edge of the Nara-Rajisthan Desert. ...


See also

The Khairpur district (Urdu: خیر پور ) is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. ... The State of Khayrpur was a princely state on the Indus river in what is now Pakistan, with its capital city at Khayrpur. ... Sindh (Sindhī: سنڌ, Urdū: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and is home to the Sindhis, and Muhajirs and various other groups. ...

References

  • World Gazetteer population figures for Khairpur
  • Khairpur Heritage & Welfare NGO

 
 

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