Gwadar District

Gwadar District

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Description:
Gwadar District is a coastal district in Balochistan province of Pakistan. Gwadar city is the district headquarters of Gwadar District.

Administration

Gwadar was made a district on July 1, 1977 when Makran Division was created and divided into three districts. Previously, Gwadar had been one of three tehsils (subdistricts) of Makran District prior to its upgradation as a division. Gwadar District is divided into two sub-divisions, namely Gwadar and Pasni, which are further divided into tehsils and sub-tehsils. The Gwadar sub-division comprises two tehsils, named Gwadar and Jiwani, and one sub-tehsil named Suntsar whereas Pasni sub-division is divided into Pasni and Ormara tehsils.

Gwadar District is subdivided into the following tehsils or subdistricts:



Geography and topography

Gwadar District has a 600 km-long coastline along the Arabian Sea. It consists mostly of barren land and hills, with the exception of the Dasht River, which passes through Gwadar District on its way to the Arabian Sea from Mirani Dam in Kech District north of Gwadar District.

Demography

According to the 1998 census, the population of Gwadar District was 178,989 of whom 93% were Muslim with a small minority of Hindus. The population was estimated to be over 250,000 in 2005. The major Baloch tribes of the district are Kalmati, Raees, Zeno Zai, Poz Hoth and Shehzada.

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