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SHIKARPUR

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 859 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SHIKARPUR, a town of British India, in the Sukkur district of Sind, Bombay. It is situated about 18 m. from the right bank of the Indus, with a station on the North-Western railway, 23 M. N.W. of Sukkur. Pop. (19or) 49,491. Shikarpur has always been an important place as commanding the trade route through the Bolan Pass, and its merchants have dealings with many towns in Central Asia. It has a large market and manufactures of carpets, cotton cloth and pottery. Shikarpur was formerly the headquarters of a district of the same name. In 1901 two sub-divisions of this district were detached to form the new district of Larkana, and the two other subdivisions were then constituted the district of Sukkur.
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