Orangi Town

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Orangi Town () is a town in the northwestern part of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It is bordered by New Karachi Town to the north across the Shahrah-e-Zahid Hussain, Gulberg Town to the east across the Gujjar Nala stream, Liaquatabad Town to the south, and SITE Town to the west. The township is currently the largest slum in South Asia, after surpassing the size of Dharavi in Mumbai, India, although while Orangi is approximately in area, Dharavi is less than one square mile with approximately one million inhabitants Principaux Bidonvilles.png#Raw data Further, Orangi comprises several new developed middle class areas and housing-societies which are still considered slums for statistical purposes, although strictly speaking, they are not slums.

Demography

There are several ethnic groups in Orangi Town including Muhajirs, Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras, Ismailis, etc. A significant population of these Muhajirs are Biharis who migrated from Bihar in 1947 and East Pakistan in 1971.

Over 99% of the population is Muslim. Orangi town has an population of approximately 2.5 million although...
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