Umerkot

Umerkot or Umarkot is a district of Sindh province, Pakistan.

History

After the 1843 invasion by Charles Napier, Sindh was divided into provinces and was assigned a Zamindars, also known as Wadaras, to collect taxes for the British.

Umerkot fort: This fort was built in the eleventh century during Sumra dynasty. It has remained under the control of Rajputs, Mughals, Kalhoras, Talpurs and the British. It was the birthplace of a famous and most controversial Mughal ruler, Akbar.

Administration

The district is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:

* Kunri
* Pithoro
* Samaro
* Umerkot

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