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Sukkur City on the River Indus, Sind province, w Pakistan. It is the site of the Sukkur Barrage across the Indus, controlling one of the largest irrigation schemes in the world with canals watering more than 12 million hectares (5 million acres) of the Indus valley. Completed in 1932, the dam is 58m (190ft) high, and c.1500m (5000ft) long. Industries: textiles, foodstuffs. Pop. (1998) 329,176.