Khairpur, Pakistan

This article details the city of Khairpur. For other meanings see Khairpur


Khairpur (Urdu: خیرپور) (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.

History

Main article: State of 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.

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, tobacco redrying, and silk weaving in the sub-continent.

It has some fine historic buildings, notably the Faiz Palace, Kot Diji Fort, and the Shrine of the sufi saint Sachal.

See also

References



Khairpur or Khayrpur may refer to
  • Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Khayrpur (princely state), a former subdivision of Pakistan, extant 1775–1955
  • Khairpur District
  • Khairpur Division
  • the Khairpur meteorite of 1873, which fell in Punjab, Pakistan (see meteorite falls)

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Writing system: Urdu alphabet (Nasta'liq script) 
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Official language of:  Pakistan ;
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Sindh (Sindhī: سنڌ, Urdū: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhis. Different cultural and ethnic groups also reside in Sindh including Urdu speaking people who migrated from India
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Motto
اتحاد، تنظيم، يقين محکم
Ittehad, Tanzim, Yaqeen-e-Muhkam   (Urdu)
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The Khairpur district (Urdu: خیر پور ) is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Khairpur is the principal city of the district.
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A princely state is any state under the reign of a prince and is thus a principality taken in the broad sense. The term refers not only to sovereign nations ruled by monarchs but also to lower polities ruled by various high nobles (often vassals in a feudal system).
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State of Khayrpur was a princely state on the Indus River in what is now Pakistan, with its capital city at Khayrpur. Together with Bahawalpur to the north-east, the state was counted amongst the Punjab states rather than the neighbouring Rajputana states (now Rajasthan) to the
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State of Khayrpur was a princely state on the Indus River in what is now Pakistan, with its capital city at Khayrpur. Together with Bahawalpur to the north-east, the state was counted amongst the Punjab states rather than the neighbouring Rajputana states (now Rajasthan) to the
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Cotton is a soft fibre that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant (Gossypium sp.), a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, India, and Africa.
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Binomial name
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The Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is a palm in the genus Phoenix, extensively cultivated for its edible fruit.
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Karachi   (Urdu: كراچى, Sindhi: ڪراچي
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The Kot Diji Fort, formally known as Fort Ahmadabad, dominates the town of Kot Diji in Khairpur, Pakistan about 25 miles east of the Indus River at the edge of the Nara-Rajisthan Desert.
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The Khairpur district (Urdu: خیر پور ) is a district in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Khairpur is the principal city of the district.
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State of Khayrpur was a princely state on the Indus River in what is now Pakistan, with its capital city at Khayrpur. Together with Bahawalpur to the north-east, the state was counted amongst the Punjab states rather than the neighbouring Rajputana states (now Rajasthan) to the
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Sindh (Sindhī: سنڌ, Urdū: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhis. Different cultural and ethnic groups also reside in Sindh including Urdu speaking people who migrated from India
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اسلام آباد) is the capital city of Pakistan, and is located in the Potohar Plateau in the northwest of the country. It is located within the Islamabad Capital Territory, the area has historically been a part of the crossroads of
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Sindh (Sindhī: سنڌ, Urdū: سندھ) is one of the four provinces of Pakistan and historically is home to the Sindhis. Different cultural and ethnic groups also reside in Sindh including Urdu speaking people who migrated from India
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Karachi   (Urdu: كراچى, Sindhi: ڪراچي
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Jacobabad (Urdu/Sindhi: جیکب آباد) is a city in the Jacobabad District, Sindh, Pakistan. Jacobabad located at .
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Hyderabad   or Haidarābād (Urdu/Sindhi: حيدر آباد
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Nawabshah (Urdu: نوابشاہ) city (established in 1912) is located in the centre of Sindh, 4 hours drive from Karachi, along the left bank of River Indus near Sakrand Tehsel, Pakistan. It is often known as the Heart of Sindh.
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Sukkur (Urdu: سکھر, Sindhi:سکر) is the third largest city of Sindh province, situated on the west bank of Indus River (Pakistan) in Sukkur District.
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State Party  Pakistan
Type Cultural
Criteria iii
Reference 143
Region Asia-Pacific

Inscription History
Inscription 1981  (5th Session)
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Punjab or Panjab (Urdu: پنجاب  ) province of Pakistan is the country's most populous region and is home to the Punjabis and various other
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Country Pakistan
Province Punjab, Pakistan
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