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Khairpur, Pakistan

Administration
Full nameخیرپور
Official nameخیرپور
CountryPakistan
ProvinceSindh
Demography
Pop. Estimate127857( 2006)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+5)

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Khairpur ( , ) (khīr´poor) is the twelfth largest city in the province of Sindh in southeast Pakistan. It was founded in 1783 by Mir Sohrab Khan, who established the Khairpur branch of the Talpur clan. The settlement was selected as the seat of the Mirs of northern Sindh. It is the capital of the modern Khairpur District and was the capital of the former princely state of Khayrpur. The great mystic Sufi Sachal Sarmast came from this city. The city is famous for its dates, known in the Sindhi language as Khark, and in Urdu as Khajoor.Its famous cities are RanipurPakistan, Gambat, kotdigi and Sobhodero.There is one university named Shah Abdul Latif University.

It has some fine historic buildings notably the Faiz Mahal.


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