21 Facts About Sukkur


Sukkur is a city in the Pakistani province of Sindh along the western bank of the Indus River, directly across from the historic city of Rohri.

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Sukkur is the third largest city in Sindh after Karachi and Hyderabad, and 14th largest city of Pakistan by population.

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New Sukkur was established during the British era alongside the village of Sukkur.

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Sukkur was built on a low limestone ridge on the banks of the Indus River.

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Village of Sukkur was directly across from the larger town of Rohri, which served as a busy port along the Indus by the 1200s, and was a major trading centre for agricultural produce.

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The British established a military garrison here in 1839, which was abandoned in 1845, though Sukkur continued to grow in importance as a trading center.

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Sukkur Barrage, built under the British Raj on the Indus River, controls one of the largest irrigation systems in the world.

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Small Eocene limestone outcropping upon which Sukkur was founded is the most significant land deformation on the vast plains along the Indus Valley in Sindh and Punjab.

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Sukkur has a hot desert climate, characterised by extremely hot and hazy summers with warm winters.

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Sukkur is known for its extremely hot summers, and was described as the hottest city in British India.

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Monsoons in Sukkur are not very wet, but bring high dew points, resulting in high heat indices.

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Sukkur is the third largest city in Sindh after Karachi and Hyderabad.

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The population of Sukkur is 551,357 according to the 2017 Census of Pakistan.

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Sukkur's economy is largely reliant upon the agricultural produce from northern Sindh's farms, and serves as a trading and processing center for agricultural goods.

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Sukkur is well-connected to the rest of Pakistan by road and rail, which in turn has attracted new industries such as chemical manufacturing, metalworking, and cement manufacturing.

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Sukkur has a large Riveraine forest along the course of the Indus.

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Sukkur will be connected to Hyderabad by the M-6 motorway, with onwards connections to Karachi via the M-9 motorway.

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The city's station is serviced by the Jaffar Express that runs between Rawalpindi and Quetta, the Sukkur Express that runs between Karachi and Jacobabad, and the Akbar Express that runs between Quetta and Peshawar.

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Sukkur is home to one of three circuit benches of the Sindh High Court.

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Sukkur IBA University is a business school founded in 1994.

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Sukkur was the General Sec of All India Muslim League and close associate of Founder of Pakistan Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

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