Dokri

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Dokri
ڏوڪري
Town
Country Pakistan
DistrictLarkana
TalukaDokri
Government
 • Naib NazimBashir Ahmed Junejo
Area
 • Total4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Highest elevation
39 m (128 ft)
Population
 • Total~40,000
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Area code(s)074

Dokri (Sindhi: ڏوڪري‎) is a town in Larkana District, Sindh province of Pakistan and is the capital town of the Dokri Taluka.[1] Moenjodaro is found 7 km away in East-South of the Dokri town. The town has been the point of several Communist movements in the past.[2]

Etymology[change | change source]

Dokri was once called Lab-e-Darya or a lip of the Indus, the name is believed to have been taken from Dhaatki, or ‘old woman’.[2]

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