Kot Addu

Kot Addu is a city and capital of Kot Addu Tehsil in Muzaffargarh District in the Punjab province of Pakistan.

Name:

The name of the city Kot Addu is due to Addu Khan Mirani from Mirani tribe.

Location:

It is located in the southern part of the Punjab province, and is a very historic city. It is located on Latitude of¬†N 30¬į 28′ 34 ¬†and Longitude of¬†E 70¬į 57′ 52.¬†It is built just east of the¬†Indus River, more or less in the centre of the country, and about 866 kilometres (538¬†mi) from¬†Karachi, 600 kilometres (370¬†mi) from¬†Islamabad, 100 kilometres (62¬†mi) from¬†Multan, 80 kilometres (50¬†mi) from¬†Dera Ghazi¬†(DG) Khan, 60 kilometres (37¬†mi) from both¬†Muzaffargarh, and¬†Layyah¬†and 16 kilometres (9.9¬†mi) from¬†Taunsa Barrage.

Forest of Kot Addu

                                                                                                                   Forest of Kot Addu

Division:

The city is subdivided into 28 Union Councils.

Population:

It has a population of over 800,000, making it the 150th largest city in Pakistan.

Language:

As it is situated in centre of the province of Punjab majority of residents of Kot Adu speak Seraiki. The national language, Urdu is also spoken. The vast majority of the population is Muslim. English is widely understood among the educated.

Kot-Addu Junction

                                                                                                                                     Kot-Addu Junction

Canals:

There are two main canals (Muzaffar, T.P link) and eight sub canals that cross Kot Addu, providing water from Indus River

Birth Place of famous Personalities:

It is the birthplace of famous personalities including Hindi writer late Shri Chandragupta Vidyalankar, Milkha Singh, Pakistani famous singer late Pathanay Khan, famous magician Arshad Badi, late governer Punjab Nawab Mushtaq Ahmed Gurmani whose direct descendent is Mian Saif-ud-din Ahmed Gurmani from Baloch tribe,Ghulam Mustafa Khar ex-governor Punjab,ex-cm Punjab, ex-federal minister WAPADA, Foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, renowned lawyer Qaisar Khan Nutkani Advocate, Ex-Prime Minister India Manmohan Singh.

Famous places:

Kot Addu City attracts a number of tourists every year due to the Indus river and the public gardens.

KAPCO Power Plant

                                                                                                                                           KAPCO Power Plant

Crops:

This is also an important agricultural area. Total area of Tehsil Kot Adu is 8,77,989 Acres of which 4,24,521 acres is under cultivation. Main Crops of the area include corn, cotton, rice, sugarcane, tobacco, wheat. Besides these, bajra, moong, mash, masoor and oil seed such as rape / mustard and sun flower are also grown in the district.

Fruits such as mango, citrus, guavas and pomegranates are the main grown in the Kot Adu City. Date, jaman, pears, falsa and banana are also grown in minor quantities in the district. One another local fruit which is called a bare. It is one of the main fruits grown in this region. Due to the floodings, the crops are now rare, especially cotton and wheat product affected by this flooding. So now majority of the agriculture lands are covered bysugarcane. People either sold these sugarcane to sugar mills or produce Jaggery from sugarcane.

Taunsa Panjnad Canal

                                                                                                                   Taunsa Panjnad Kot Addu