Jacobabad

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Jacobabad
جيڪب آباد Yaqubabad
City
Jacobabad is located in Pakistan
Jacobabad
Location in Sindh
Coordinates: 28°16′37″N 68°27′05″E / 28.27694°N 68.45139°E / 28.27694; 68.45139Coordinates: 28°16′37″N 68°27′05″E / 28.27694°N 68.45139°E / 28.27694; 68.45139
Country Pakistan
Province Sindh
District Jacobabad District
No. of Union Councils 8
No. of Towns 1

Jacobabad is the capital city of Jacobabad District in the Sindh province of Pakistan. The city is also the administrative centre of Jacobabad Taluka, a subdivision of the district. The city itself is subdivided into 8 Union Councils[1].

Jacobabad is located at 28°16′37.32″N 68°27′05.04″E / 28.2770333°N 68.4514°E / 28.2770333; 68.4514. The city is crossed by the Pakistan Railways and many main roads of the province. Jacobabad is said to be one of the hottest cities in Pakistan.

During British rule, as part of British India, the town was the headquarters of the Upper Sind Frontier District of the Bombay Presidency. It was famous for having the highest temperature in the Indian Subcontinent. In June the temperature is between 120° and 127°F (49 to 53°C).

The town was founded near the village of Khangarh in 1847 by Brigadier General John Jacob. General Jacob died here in 1858 and the city still bears his name.

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