Jamshoro: The Notable City of Sindh

Jamshoro is a city and capital of the district Jamshoroo (جامشورو) , province Sindh, Pakistan. It is situated on the right bank of Indus River, nearly 18 kilometer Northwest of the city Hyderabad and 150 km Northeast from the provincial Capital of Sindh.

Background

Ranikot Fort is an ancient fort near Sann, Jamshoro District, province of Sindh, Pakistan. Ranikot Fort is also called as The Great Wall of Sindh and is considered to be the world’s greatest fort with a circumference of nearly 26 kilometers (16 mi). Since the year 1993, it has been on the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Archaeologists point to 17th century as its time of 1st construction but now Sindh archaeologists accepts that few of the present structure was rebuilt by Mir Karam Ali Khan Talpur Baloch and his brother Mir Murad Ali Baloch in the year 1812 at a cost of 1.2 million rupees.

Local universities

  • University of Sindh
  • Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences
  • Mehran University of Engineering and Technology

Schools and colleges

  • Cadet College Petaro
  • The City School Jamshoro campus
  • Mehran University
  • Pak Turk International School and College Jamshoro
  • The Educators Branch Jamshoro

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 Location

Jamshoro, is located on the right bank of Indus River at the south-west position of Sindh sloping from direction North-east to south-west and is over 18 km far from the city of Hyderabad and at a distance of 150 km from the city of Karachi.

Demographics

The population of the district of Jamshoro  increased from the figure of 582,094 in the year 1998 to 1,176,969 in the year 2011, an increase of 102.2 percent. Roughly, 95 percent of the Population of the city contains immigrants from several parts of interior Sindh who moved to the town in around the time period of 1948-2001 and to a lesser extent from the time period of 2002-2014 decades. Therefore, the city holds various diverse Sindhi clans and ethnic groups mainly from Jamshoro District,  Sukkur District, Dadu District, Larkana District, Khairpur District, Nawabshah District, Umarkot District, Matiari District,  Shikarpur District, Tharparker, Naushahro Feroze District, Badin District and Jacobabad District. The city is primarily Sindhi with a substantial community of the people Pathans, Baloch people and Seraikis. Small communities of Brahuis, Punjabis, and to a lesser extent Muhajir people are also present.

Jamshoro is primarily Muslim with a small Hindu minority.

 

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