Larkana or Larkano is a district of Sindh province of
Pakistan. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population
of 1,927,066 of which 28.70% were urban. Its main city is Larkana. It
is home district of two former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali
Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto. Other towns of the district include Miro Khan,
Ratodero, Dokri, Bakrani and Naodero. In 2005, the Government of Pakistan
under Pervez Musharraf bifurcated the district, forming a new district
called Qamber and Shahdadkot, with two towns of Qambar Khan and Shahdadkot.
The historic city of Mohenjo-Daro is located about 30 kilometres in the
south of Larkana city, in Dokri taluka, on the right bank of river Indus.
Rice canal (seasonal) and Dadu Canal (perennial) pass through the district
and irrigate the agricultural fields. Taluka Larkana and Ratodero are
famous for Guava orchards. Rice is a major Kharif crop while Rabi crops
include wheat, Mustard, Linseed and various kinds of vegetables.
The district of Larkana
is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:
Following are the
demograpic indicators of the district (including Qambar Dist) as per the
1998 census of Pakistan:
Hinduism: 1.42% (mainly concentrated in the urban areas)
Urdu:0.57% (mainly concentrated in the urban areas)