Awaran District

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ضِلع آواران
District
Awaran District

Map of Balochistan with Awaran district  highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Awaran district

highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Notified 11 November 1992[1]
Headquarters Awaran
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner Abdul Rashid Gazozai
 • Commissioner Dr. Muhammad Akbar Harifal
Area
 • Total 21,630 km2 (8,350 sq mi)
Population (1998 Census)
 • Total 118,173[2]
 • Density 5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3
Website www.bdd.sdnpk.org/awaran.htm

Awaran District (Balochi: ضِلع آواران), is a district in the south of the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It was created as a separate district on 11 November 1992. It is considered the poorest district in the province.[3]

Population[edit]

  • 1981 census: 110,353[2]
  • 1998 census: 118,173[2]
  • 2007 estimate: over 480,000[4]

Administration[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into the following 3 tehsils,[5] which include eight union councils:[6]

Demographics[edit]

Over 98% of the people of the area are Muslims[4] with a small Zikri minority. They belong to Sajdi, Bezinjo, Sanghur, Muhammad Hasni and Gichki tribes.

Agriculture[edit]

Agricultural production in the district is very limited with wheat being the principal crop.[4] Besides wheat, barley is the other major Rabi crop. Kharif crops are fruits and pulses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Awaran UN profile. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Awaran District Population Census Organisation, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  3. ^ Awaran District Balochistan Flood Assessment pg 6. July 2007 PDI,Khuzdar. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  4. ^ a b c Awaran District Balochistan Flood Assessment pg 4. July 2007 PDI,Khuzdar. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
  5. ^ a b c d Awaran District Government of Balochistan. Retrieved 24 July 2012
  6. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Awaran - Government of Pakistan

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°10′N 65°30′E / 26.167°N 65.500°E / 26.167; 65.500