The Badin District (Sindhi: ضلعو بدين, Urdu: ضلع بدین) is a popular district in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. The complete area of the district is 6,726 square kilometers. It had a population of 1,136,636, in the year of 1998, of which 16.42 percent were urban, in accordance to the Pakistani census taken at the period.
Headquartered at the city of Badin, the district is located between the 24°-5` to 25°-25` north latitude and 68 21’ to 69 20’ east longitude and is surrounded on the side of north by the Hyderabad District, on the side of east by Mirpurkhas and Tharparkar districts, on the direction of south by the Rann of Kutch, which also makes part of the disputed boundary with the Indian state, and on the side of west by Thatta and Hyderabad districts.
Administration of Badin District
The Badin district is administratively sub-categorized into the following talukas:
- Shaheed Fazil Rahu
- Tando Bago
With the introduction of the devolution network, the talukas have been sub categorized into the Union Councils numbering 49, Tapas 109 and Dehs 511.
History of Badin District
Badin District was the center of the historical Indus Valley Civilization. Islam came into the region by the time period of 711 CE. The places remained under the control of the Islamic caliphate until it came under control of the Ghaznavids. In the year of 1592, Sindh province came under the direct rule of the Mughal emperors.
The University of Sindh, identifying the rights of achieving education by the citizens of far-flung areas, the university developed a campus in the region of Badin, known as ‘Laar’. Laar College, Badin (S.U.L.C) was developed in case to provide the inhabitants of the area, specifically girls, of Laar region with the higher education at doorstep. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Siddique Kalhoro is the campus-coordinator of the institute Sindh University Laar Campus Badin.
University of Sindh has gave all essential State – of – Art facilities to cater to the requirements of the students like library and computer laboratory with the internet facility; well-qualified faculty has been elected. The College offers four – year (8- Semester) bachelor’s degree programs in Business Administration, Commerce and Computer Science, PGD, Computer Science and B.Ed., M.Ed. & M.A. (Education).
The main line runs from Badin District to Hyderabad through the Matli taluka.
The Badin district has fifty-five post offices. In the year of 2003, telephone connections stood at 4,821.
Badin Coal Field
Spread at the place of 1,110 square kilometers, ‘Badin Coal Field’ reserves almost 1.358 billion metric tons of coal.