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Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 16, p. 144.

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, LArkiffia Subdivision.-Subdivision of Larkana District,, Sind,
Bombay, composed of the I,XRKANA, LABDA'RVA, KAMBAR, and
LlrkfLna TAluka.-TWuha of LarkAna District, Sind, Bombay,
lying between 27' 27' and 27' 46' N. and 68' 1' and 680 28/ E., with
an area of 267 square miles. The population in 19or was ioq8q,
compared with go,r5l in 18gi. The MIuka contains one town,
LXRK.RNA (population, 14,543), the head-quarters; and 72 villages.
The density, 3'78 persons per square mile,, is the highest in the
District. The land revenue and cesses in 1903-4 amounted to
4-2 lakbs. The talmha is flat and is chiefly watered by the Ghar
canal and its, branches. The south-western portion, irrigated by the
Western Nara, is said to produce the finest rice in Sind. Wheat is
largely grown on the banks of the Indus; and several mango groves
and date plantations surround Larkana town.
UrkFina Town.-Head-quarters , of Larkana District, Sind, Bom-
bay, situated in 27' 33' N. and 68' W E., on the south bank of the
Ghdr canal, 40 miles south-west of Sbikarpur town, and 36 north-east
of Mehar, and on the North-Western Railway. Population (igoi),
14,543- The country surrounding Larkana is fertile and populous,
and perhaps the finest tract in the whole of he province: The spa-
cious walks, well laid-out gardens, and luxuriant foliage, have gained
for Larkana the title of the I Eden of Sind.' It is one of the most
important grain marts of Sind, and is famous for a variety of rice
called sugddsi. There is a large local traffic in metals, cloth, and
leather. The principal manufactures are cloth of mixed silk and
cotton, coarse cotton cloth, metal vessels, and leathern goods. The
town contains a dispensary, an Anglo-vernacular school attended by
8o pupils, and a vernacular school with three branches, attended
altogether by 379 pupils. The chief local object of interest is the
tomb of Shah Bahirah, who was a military officer of Mar Muhammad
kalhora, and died in 1735. Of modern buildings the most noteworthy
are the Collector's office, a fine domed building with an ornamental
Darbar hall; erected in 1902 ; and a neatly-built school and boarding-
house for the, sons of zamindirs, erected by public subscription in the
same year. This school has 6o inmates and teaches English and
Sindf. The municipality, established in x855, had an average income
of Rs. 46,000 during the decade ending 19or. In 1903-4 the income
was Rs. 54,000.
Las Bela.-Native State on the southern coast of Baluchistdn,
lying between 2e 54' and 2.60 39' N. and 64' 7' and 670 29' E., with
an area of 6,441 square miles. It is bounded on the north by the
Jhalawan division of the Kalat State; on the south by the Arabian
Sea; on the east by the Kirthar range, which separates_it from Sind;
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