Jacobabad

Jacobabad

Jacobabad or Khangarh (Sindhi and Urdu: جيڪب آباد‎) is a city in Sindh, Pakistan, serving as both the capital city of Jacobabad District and the administrative centre of Jacobabad Taluka, an administrative subdivision of the district. The city itself is subdivided into 8 Union Councils. Sitting close to the provincial boundaries of Sindh and Balochistan, Jacobabad became a city on the site of an existing village (Khangarh), and is crossed by the Pakistan Railway and many main roads of the province. The translation of Jacobabad from Urdu to English is known as the City of Jacob, after John Jacob, an East India Company officer (1812–1858) and engineer, from the original Khangarh Village of Khan.

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