Friday, December 9, 2011

District Thatta profile

District Thatta

T hatta District takes its name from it headquarters town, one of the oldest towns in the land of ancient civilization. Thatta is derived from the Persian term “Tah Tah” which literary means layer over layer.
The term signifies the settlement of various civilizations. It is situated from 23 43' to 25 26' north latitudes and 67 05' to 68' 45' east longitudes.
The district is bounded on the north by Jamshoro district on the east by Hyderabad and Badin districts and India , on the south by Rann Kutch area and the Arabian Sea and on the west by Karachi District.
The total area of the district is 17361 square kilometers and is sub classified administratively into 09 Talukas given as.

1) Ghorabari 2) Jati 3) Keti Bunder 4) Kharo Chann 5) Mirpur Bathoro 6) Mirpur Sakro 7) Shah Bunder 8) Sujjawal 9) Thatta..



Banbhore is an archeological site of Daibal excavated in 1962, is the site where Alexander the great established a town in 325 BC and then the first Muslim conqueror in South East Asia came in 711 AD.It is Beautiful site with a small museum.


The Tomb of Makli, Thatta, Sindh, Pakistan

Makli Hills also known as  Makli Graveyard  is one of the largest necropolises in the world, with a diameter of approximately 8 kilometers, Makli Hill is supposed to be the burial place of some 125,000 Sufi saints. It is located on the outskirts of Thatta, the capital of lower Sindh

Haleji Lake

Originally haleji Lake was a very small lake. During World War II the then British Government of Sind decided to increase the capacity of this lake by having a feeder canal from River Sindh. This lake supplies water to Karachi. During War time thousands of American and British Troops were stationed in Karachi. The lake work was taken on War Footing and was completed within 24 months.

Keenjhar Lake

Kalri Lake predominantly called as Keenjhar Lake is located in Thatta , Sindh , Pakistan .

Kalri Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Pakistan. It plays a substantial ecological role in the functioning of the Indus River basin. It is extremely important for a wide variety of breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds. The mid-winter waterbird counts of the late 1980s averaged 140,000 birds per winter.

The Sindhi legend of Noori Jam Tamachi took place around the lake, and to this day there is a shrine in the middle of the lake marking Noor's grave.


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