Badin

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Location of Badin

Badin (Hindi: बदीन, Urdu: بدین) is a city and district in the Sindh province of Pakistan.

Location

It lies east of the Indus River. The region is swampy, fertile for growing rice. Badin District is bounded on the north by Hyderabad District on the east by Mirpurkhas and Tharparker districts, on the south the Arabian Sea and Rann of Kutch, which also forms part of the disputed boundary with India, and on the west it is bounded by Thatta and Hyderabad districts.

Jat Gotras

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Main tribes

Important Muslim tribes include the Halaypotra and Hingora. Hindus form an important minority at 19.93 percent in the district with larger concentration at 20.67 percent in rural areas compared to 16.16 percent in urban areas. Presence of other minorities are Christians and Ahmadis, also known as Qadianis. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community claims that their community is much larger.

History

Tahsils in the District

The district is administratively subdivided into the following talukas:

Notable persons

References



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