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Sukkur

Administration
Full nameSukkur|native_
Official nameSukkur|native_name=سکھر
Native nameسکھر
Settlement typeCity
CountryPakistan
ProvinceSindh
Government
NazimNasir Hussain Shah
Geography
Total Area1993.7 sq mi (5165 km2)
Elevation219.8 ft (67 m)
Demography
Total Population850000 (2011)
Density (pop.)175.9/km2 (455.6/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
Area code071
Number of towns4
Number of Union councils1

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Sukkur, or Sakharu (Urdu: سکھر -hnssəkʰəru, Sindhi: سکر), formerly Aror (Urdu: اروڑ -hnsəroːɽ) and Bakar, is the third largest city of Sindh province, situated on the west bank of Indus River in Pakistan in Sukkur District. However, the word Sakharu in Sindhi means "superior", which the spelling of the city's name in Sindhi suggests is the origin of the name. Sukkur is nicknamed Darya Dino (درياءَ ڏنو, meaning the gift of river), as without the Indus the city would be a desert. People of Sukkur speak Sindhi (72%), Urdu (15.5%), Punjabi (4%), Pashto (1.5%), Balochi (1%), and others 1%.


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