Mirpur Khas District
|Mirpur Khas District|
Location of Mirpurkhas in Sindh province
|Coordinates: 25°33′02″N 069°00′11″E / 25.55056°N 69.00306°ECoordinates: 25°33′02″N 069°00′11″E / 25.55056°N 69.00306°E|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Number of Tehsils||3|
Mirpur Khas District (Sindhi: ضلعو ميرپورخاص Urdu: ضِلع مِيرپُورخاص), is one of the districts in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Its capital is Mirpur Khas. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, it had a population of 15,69,030 of which 18.60%
After the capture of Sindh by the British, they created Thar and Parkar District in Southeastern Sindh for administrative purposes. Later, after the creation of Pakistan, some area on the northern side was detached from the original Tharparkar District and named Sanghar District. Later, due to political and administrative reasons, the remaining part of Tharparkar was divided again into three more districts: (1) Mirpurkhas District (with headquarters at Mirpurkhas), (2) Tharparkar District (with headquarters at Mithi) and (3) Umerkot District.