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Hyderabad, Sindh

Full nameHyderabad
Other nameحيدرآباد
Settlement typeCity District
DistrictHyderabad District
Autonomous towns5
Union councils20
D.C.O Now CommissionerAftab Khatri
Total Area1234.4 sq mi (3198 km2)
Elevation42.7 ft (13 m)
Total Population3034890 (2010)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
- Summer (DST)PDT (UTC+6)
Area code022

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(Sindhi: حيدرآباد , Urdu: حیدرآباد Haidarābād) is the second largest city in the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is the fourth largest city in the country. The city was founded in 1768 by Mian Ghulam Shah Kalhoro upon the ruins of a Mauryan fishing village along the bank of the Indus known as Neroon Kot (Sindhi: نيرُون ڪوٽ). Formerly the capital of Sindh, it serves as the HQ of the district of Hyderabad. Before the creation of Pakistan, it was known as the Paris of India, for its roads used to be washed with river water.

The political boundaries stage the city as a district and the region has seen major political turmoil. From the battles fought against the British occupation to the civilian unrest in the 1980s, the city has lost its glory of past and much of its cultural and architectural heritage lies in tattered ruins.

Hyderabad is a hot and humid city in the south of the nation and has been a staging point for literary campaigns particularly oriented towards the Sindhi language and a birthplace of a few influential poets and Sufi dervishes. Rich with culture and tradition, the city is the largest bangle producer in the world and serves as a transit between the rural and the urban Sindh.

Stationed close to important architectural digs like the pre-Harappan Amri at 110 km, the region holds extreme importance to archaeologists the world over. The city is also known for its medical and educational institutions. It is also home to one of the oldest universities in the region, the University of Sindh.

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