() is a town at a distance of 150 km from Mithi
, in Sindh
The town is at the foot of the Karoonjhar Hills
. It is situated at a distance of about 15 km from the Indian
border. At one time the area was under the sea, which had to be crossed; the name "Parkar" means "to cross over". Nagarparkar has on its north Taluka Chachro, and on its west is Taluka Mithi
of Tharparkar District
, while on east of it lies Jodhpur
) and on its south is Run Katchh. The area surrounding the city is a rocky belt called Parkar, and the remaining part is a sandy area.
The Karoonjhar hills surround Nagarparkar for 16 miles. The granite stone of this mountain is used for making tiles. There is a saying that the Karoonjhar hills provide 1-1/4 kilos of gold every day in the form of granite stone, china clay, and honey. In summer, different sounds are audible from the rock due to sulphur deposits.
The population of the taluka is 153,106, out of which 90,893 are Hindus
and 62,213 are Muslims
. There is one rest house beneath the Karoonjhar Mountain, but it is partially collapsed from the earthquake in 2001. The town is an ancient place of Hindu worship; Sardharo, Anchlesar, and Jain
temples are situated there.
The area experiences extremes of climate due to the rocky terrain. Read More