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Tharparkar () is one of twenty three districts of Sindh province in Pakistan. Its headquarter is Mithi. It is the only fertile desert in the world. The District derives its names from Thar and Parker. The name Thar is from Thul, the general term for sand region or sand ridges and parker literary latter become “to cross over” it was earlier known as Thar and Parker District, letter become one word. District Tharparkar comprising of 4 Talukas (tehsils): having population of 914291 souls, as per census 1998, is spread over an area of 4,791,024 acres (19638sq: Kms). This District with present boundary has come into existence on 02-12-1990 as Thar. Prior to this the present geographical area was a sub-division of old District Tharparkar (Mirpurkhas) it was bifurcated into 2 Districts i.e. Mirpurkhas & Thar. The head quarter of this District Mithi which is situated at distance of 150 km. South / East of Mirpurkhas. It is situated in 24-26 North latitude and 69-51 East Longitude. The boundaries of this District are as under:
  • North: Mirpurkhas & Umerkot Districts
  • East: Barmer & Jessalmer District of India
  • West: District Badin
  • South: Runn of Kuchh

Historical Background

It was in 1843 when Sir Charles Napier became victor of Sindh and this part was merged into Katchh political agency in Hyderabad collect-orate, later on in 1858 the entire area became part of Hyderabad. Subsequently in...
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