Districts Profile

Districts Profile
Awaran

District Awaran is in the south of the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It was created as a separate district on 11 November 1992. As per 1998 census, population of district Awaran was 118,173. The annual population growth rate was 0.4% and household size was 5.4 (census 1998). The district is administratively subdivided into the following 3 tehsils which include eight union councils. Agricultural production in the district is very limited with wheat being the principal crop.Besides wheat, barley, mutter pulse, vegetables, fodder and canola are the other major Rabi crop. Kharif crops includes rice, sorghum (Jowar), maize, mung bean, mash bean, fruits, onion, potato, vegetables, melons, chilies, fodder, coriander and cotton.
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Kech

Kech is a district in Balochistan province of Pakistan. Kech is administratively subdivided into the four tehsils and 38 Union Councils. As per 1998 census, population of district Kech was 413,204. The annual population growth rate was 0.5% and household size was 5.1 (census 1998). It is a tropical zone its Rabi crops are Wheat, barley and vegetables whereas Kharif crops are Mung bean, mash bean, moth, fruits, onion, vegetables, melons, chilies, fodder, cotton. (Agriculture Statistics 2008-09). There are mainly two classes in the district i.e. Baloch and Golams (also called darzadas). Baloch are predominant and further divided into various tribes. They have got their lands and property, however, Golams had migrated from the African countries and worked as servants with the feudal and landlords in their houses and lands. The people are mostly dependent on agriculture, livestock, business and involved in oversees jobs in countries like Oman and United Arab Emirates. The majority of the of the people of the areas are sunni Muslim while Zikri sect is in minority. The people are generally liberal in their religious beliefs and practices.
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Gwadar

District Gwadar is a coastal region on the Arabian Sea, in Balochistan Province of southwestern Pakistan. The City of Gwadar is the district headquarters of Gwadar District. Gwadar District has a 600 kilometres (370 mi) long coastline along the Gulf of Oman of the Arabian Sea. It consists mostly of lands and hills with sparse desert habitats. The exceptions are the riparian habitats along the Dasht River. It flows south through the district, from northern headwaters in Mirani Dam of the Kech District, to its river mouth at the Arabian Sea According to the 1998 census, the population of Gwadar District was 178,989 people. It is 12,637 km2 in area, with a population density of 15 people/km2.
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Killa Abdullah

Killa Abdullah is a district in the north west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims. As per 1998 census, population of district Killa Abdullah was 370,269. The annual population growth rate was 4.46% and household size was 8.0 (census 1998).The district is administratively subdivided into four tehsils and eleven union councils. The climate of the district is generally dry. The adjoining districts have somewhat deviating temperatures, owing to different elevations.
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Killa Saif Ullah

Killa Saifullah is a district in northwestern Balochistan province of Pakistan. As per 1998 census, population of district Killa Saifullah was 193,553. The annual population growth rate was 1.58% and household size was 7.0 (census 1998). The district is administratively subdivided into three tehsils and fifteen union councils. The agriculture ecological zone of district Killa Saifullah is cold and the major crops are Wheat, Barley, Cumin, Sunflower, Onion, Potato, Chilies, Mung and Mash bean, Tobacco, Cotton, vegetables and fodder. Major fruits are Almond, Apple, Apricot, Grapes, Peach, Pear, Pomegranate and Cherry.
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Lasbela

Lasbela is a coastal district of Balochistan province of Pakistan. As per 1998 census, population of district Lasbela was 312,695. The annual population growth rate was 3.03% and household size was 6.2 (census 1998). The district is administratively subdivided into seven tehsils and twenty three union councils. The agriculture ecological zone of district Lasbela is tropical.
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Pishin

Pishin is a district in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. As per 1998 census,population of district Pishin was 367,183. The annual population growth rate was 3.4% and household size was 6.8 (census 1998). The district is administratively subdivided into four tehsils which contain a total of 38 Union Councils The agriculture ecological zone of district Pishin is cold and its Major Crops are wheat, barley, cumin, obacoo, potato, onion, fruits and fodder. Major Fruits are Almond, Apple, Apricot, Grapes, Peach, Plum, Pomegranate, Cherry, Pistachio.
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Panjgur

Panjgur is a district in the west Balochistan province of Pakistan. Panjgur is home to several archaeological sites, including centuries-old tombs, an old dam called Band-e-Gillar, remnants of a fort at Khudabadan, and the historical castle of Nawab Kharan. As per 1998 census, population of district Panjgur was 234,051. The annual population growth rate was 2.23% and household size was 6.2 (census 1998).The district is administratively subdivided into two tehsils which contain a total of 16 Union Councils. The agriculture ecological zone of district Panjgur is sub-tropical and its major crops are Wheat, Barley, Cumin, Mutter Pulse, Lentil (Masoor), Onion, Melons, chilies, garlic, cotton, and fodder. Major fruits are Mangoes, Dates, Grapes, Peach, Plum and Pomegranate.
In rural areas, the majority of the people live in joint families. The eldest male member takes care of all the family members. Society is structured on kinship bases and each group is attached to a particular tradition. Society is liberal and role of sardars, nawabs and kahodas has been minimized in politics or decision making. The majority of people of the area are Muslims. They are regular in their prayers and fast in the month of Ramazan. Zikri sect is in minority and they go to Turbat city to practice their religious rituals.  
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Zhob

Zhob is a district in the north west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Zhob district is a provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA). As per 1998 census, population of district Zhob was 193,458. The annual population growth rate was 2.28% and household size was 8 (census 1998). The district is administratively subdivided into two tehsils which contain a total of 17 Union Councils. The agriculture ecological zone of district Zhob is cold and its major Crops are Wheat, Barley, Rapeseed /Mustard, Onions, Potato, Garlic, Tobacco and Fodder.  
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Bajur Agency

Bajaur is an Agency (country subdivision) of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. Smallest of the agencies in FATA, it has a hilly terrain. Bajour is inhabited almost exclusively by Tarkani (Tarkalani) Pashtuns, and there are their main sub-tribes in Bajaur: Utman Khel, Tarkalanri, Mamund (Kakazai, Wur and Salarzai) as well as a small population of Safis. The Utman Khel are at the southeast of Bajaur, while Mamund are at the southwest, and the Tarkani are at the north of Bajaur. It borders Afghanistan's Kunar Province with a 52 km border. The headquarters of the Agency administration is located in the town of Khaar. According to the 1998 census, the population was 595,227 but other more recent estimates it has grown to 900,339. The district is administratively subdivided into seven tehsils. The main crops of the agency are Wheat, maize and barley and in fruits mainly citrus. The people of the agency are very simple, hospitable and are known for their hard work. People live and die for their honor and dignity.  
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Chitral

Chitral is the largest district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, covering an area of 14,850 k2. It is the northern most district of Pakistan. It shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan to the east, with Afghnistans Kunar, Badakshan and Nuristan provinces to the north and west, and with Swat and Dir to the south. As per 1998 census, population of district Chitral was 318,689 which are now 442,978 (projected). The annual population growth rate was 2.82% and household size was 7.The district is administratively subdivided into two tehsils which contain a total of 21 Union Councils. Total area of Chitral is 14850 Sq K.M, out of which 4% has forest cover, 2% cultivable waste and about 3% cultivated area. Remaining area of the district consists of mountains, barren lands with sparse vegetation, especially in case of upper Chitral.  
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Upper Dir

Upper Dir district belongs to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The district was formed in 1996, when Dir District was divided into Upper Dir and Lower Dir. As per 1998 census, population of district upper Dir was 575858. The annual population growth rate was 6.3 and household size was 9.3 (census 1998). The district is administratively subdivided into four tehsils which contain a total of 31 Union Councils. As most of the area is hilly, the agriculture is done on the hill slopes and in the valleys. Wheat, maize, rice and sugar cane is the main crops grown in the district. Fruits and vegetables of different kinds are also grown. Upper Dir district is mostly inhibited by Pathans. Major tribes include Gujar, Painda Khel, sultan khel, kadi khel, Swati Katani and Kohistani.  
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Lower Dir

Lower Dir belongs to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The district was formed in 1996, when Dir District was divided into Upper Dir and Lower Dir. As per 1998 census, population of district Lower Dir was 717.65 thousand. The annual population growth rate was 4.57% and household size was 9.3 (census 1998). As most of the area is hilly, the agriculture is done on the hill slopes and in the valleys. Wheat, maize, rice are the main crops grown in the district. Fruits and vegetables of different kinds are also grown. People of lower Dir district are hundred percent Pathan and sunni Muslims.   
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Swat

Swat is a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is the upper valley of the Swat River, which rises in the Hindu Kush range. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main town in the Swat valley is Mingora. As per 1998 census, population of district Killa Abdullah was 1,258,000. The annual population growth rate was 3.37% and household size was 8.0 (census 1998). The valleys of the district are very fertile and the area has a lot of potential to become a major source of fruits and vegetables due to its moderate climate.  
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