Nagar Parkar

Nagar Parkar is a town in Tharparkar District in Sindh province of Pakistan.

Name:

At one time this city was under the sea, which had to be crossed, the name “Parkar” means “to cross over”.

Location:

This city is located at Latitude of 24.35° North and Longitude of 70.7833° East. It is located at a distance of 150 km from Mithi, in Sindh, Pakistan. It is situated at a distance of about 15 km from the Indian border. Nagarparkar has on its north Subdivision Chachro, and on its west is Taluka Mithi of Tharparkar District, while on east of it lies Barmer (Rajasthan) and on its south is Run Katchh. The area surrounding the city is a rocky belt called Parkar, and the remaining part is a sandy area.

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Population:

The population of the taluka is 153,106, out of which 90,893 are Hindus and 62,213 are Muslims.

Karoonjhar hills:

The Karoonjhar hills surround Nagarparkar for 16 miles. The granite stone of this mountain is used for making tiles. There is a saying that the Karoonjhar hills provide 1-1/4 kilos of gold every day in the form of red granite stone, china clay, and honey. In summer, different sounds are audible from the rock due to sulphur deposits. There is one rest house beneath the Karoonjhar Mountain, but it partially collapsed during the 2001 earthquake.

Place of Hindu Worship:

The town is an ancient place of Hindu worship. Sardharo, Anchlesar, and Jain temples are situated there.

Jain Temples of Nagarparkar

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Nagarparkar Sindh Pakistan

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