Shikarpur

Shikarpur, capital of a district (853) in N. Sind, India, situated on rich alluvial ground, 18 m. W. of the Indus, and 330 m. N. of Karachi; since the opening of the Indus Valley Railway it has lost much of its importance as a commercial entrepôt between India and Khorassan; vicinity produces excellent grain crops, and carpets, cottons, &c., are manufactured in the town.

Population (circa 1900) given as 42,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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