is an administrative subdivision (taluka
) of Larkana District
in the Sindh
province of Pakistan
, the city of Larkana
is the capital.
During British rule
Larkana became headquarters of Larkana District
and Larkana Taluka - and for a time was part of the Bombay Presidency
of British India.
The Imperial Gazetteer of India
, written over a century ago during British rule, describes the taluka as follows:
"Lārkāna Tāluka.- Tāluka
of Lārkāna District, Sind, Bombay, lying between 27' 27' and 27' 46' N. and 68' 1' and 68' 28'E., with an area of 267 square miles. The population in 1904 was 100,827, compared with 90,15l in 1891. The tāluka contains one town, LĀRKĀRNA (population, 14,543), the head-quarters; and 72 villages. The density, 378 persons per square mile, is the highest in the District. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to 4-2 lakhs
. The tāluka is flat and is chiefly watered by the Ghar canal and its, branches. The south-western portion, irrigated by the Western Nara, is said to produce the finest rice in Sind. Wheat is largely grown on the banks of the Indus; and several mango groves and date plantations surround Lārkāna town."
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