Kachi District

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ضلع کچھی
District
Kachi District
Map of Balochistan with Kacchi District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Kacchi District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Capital Dhadar
Established December 1991
Government
 • District president Mir Ismail Satakzai
 • General Sectary Khalil Ahmed Sumalani
Area
 • Total 8,036 km2 (3,103 sq mi)
Population (2005 Estimate)
 • Total 450,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 6
Website http://www.bdd.sdnpk.org/Bolan.htm

Kachi District or Kacchi District (Balochi: ضلع کچھی located in centre of Balochistan province of Pakistan.[1] The Bolan area remained under one district Kachhi until 31 December 1991. The Deputy Commissioner’s office started functioning on 17 May 1992, Bolan became one of the four districts of Naseerabad Division - until the abolition of Divisions in 2000.

Kachi district was formerly known as Bolan District (Balochi: ضِلع بولان) and was renamed in 2008 by the Government of Balochistan.[2]

History[edit]

The Kachhi Plains are the home of Mehrgarh civilization. one of the most important Neolithic (7000 BC to c. 2500 BC) sites in archaeology, lies on what is now the "Kachi plain" of today's Balochistan, Pakistan. It is one of the earliest sites with evidence of farming (wheat and barley) and herding (cattle, sheep and goats) in South Asia.".[3]

Until the end of the 15th century the district had been a dependency of Sindh[4] Around 1500 it was taken by Shah Beg of the Arghun Dynasty from Samma Dynasty of Sultan Of Sindh[5] and so came under the control of Kandahar.Soon the territory was conquered by the Kalhoras Amirs of Sindh,[6][7] they were displaced by the Nadir Shah of Persia and made it the part of Kalat Khanate in 1740.[8][9] Kachhi was notified as a district on February 1965. At that time Naseerabad, Jhal Magsi and Jafarabad districts were included, these were separated in 1987.

Administration[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into the following tehsils:[1]

The union council of Kachi district are:

Population[edit]

For centuries the main tribe of Bolan was Kurd Baloch and the chief of Bolan and the most prominent personality of Bolan was Sardar Mir Dinnar Khan Kurd Baloch . The major Baloch and Jamot tribes of the district are: Hanbhi Kurd, Rind,[Bangulzai] Raisani, Abro and Pahore and Airy and Sheikh also main population of tehsil Bhag.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 29°10′N 67°50′E / 29.167°N 67.833°E / 29.167; 67.833