Sibi

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For the village in Iran, see Sibi, Iran.

Sibi (Urdu: سِبی‎) is a city of Balochistan province of Pakistan. The city is located at 29°33’0N 67°52’60E at an altitude of 130 metres (429 feet)[1] and is headquarters of the district and tehsil of the same name.[2] According to the 2001 census of Pakistan the population of Sibi is 52,100. The hottest place within the country is 52.6 °C (126.7 °F).

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History

The history of the town goes back to 13th century. The town is now an important junction on the SindhPeshin railway, where the Harnai line and the Quetta loop line meet, near the entrance of the Bolan Pass, 88 m. southeast of Quetta. Its population in 1901 was 4551. The district, which was formed in 1903, has an area of 4152 m². had a population in 1901 of 74,555. The greater part became British territory by the treaty of Gandamak in 1879; the rest is administered under a perpetual lease from the Khan of Kalat. Political control is also exercised over the Marri-Bugti country, with an additional area of 7129 m².: pop. (1901) 38,919. Besides the town of Sibi, the district contains the hill station of Ziarat, the summer residence of the government and The Victoria Memorial Hall which was built in 1903. Sibi is a historical city of Balochistan. It is the hottest city of Balochistan. It is sometimes also known as Sivi purportedly named for a Hindu princess. As such, nine percent of Sibi has a Hindu population.[3]

Transport

Sibi is on the western edge of Pakistan and is well connected with the country by a wide network of roads, railways and airways.

Railways

Sibi Railway Station is junction railway station. The railway track was lined in 1890s during the British era to link Sibi with rest of the country. The routes are Sibi from linked with Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Multan, Faisalabad, Hyderabad, Rohri, Sukkur, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Kot Adu, Gujrat, Jacobabad, Gujranwala, Khanewal, Nawabshah, Attock, Jhelum, and Nowshera.

Roads

Sibi is well connected by roads to the rest of the country. Sibi is connecting with Quetta, Karachi, Jacobabad, Sukkur and Hyderabad route. Sibi is a historical city of Balochistan. Its actual name is SIVI (name of a Hindu Princess).

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