is a coastal district in Balochistan
province of Pakistan
city is the district headquarters of Gwadar District.
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
Gwadar District is subdivided into the following tehsils
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.
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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