Nasirabad District

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Nasirabad/Naseerabad District
District
Map of Balochistan with Nasirabad District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Nasirabad District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Headquarters Dera Murad Jamali
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner [Syed Faisal Ahmed]
 • Assistant Commissioner [Jabbar Baloch]
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Nasirabad (Balochi: نصیر آباد) is a district in the centre-west of Balochistan, Pakistan. Nasirabad's headquarters are at Dera Murad Jamali. Its original name was Temple Dera, named after Captain H. M. Temple, a career British civil servant, who served as the Political Agent for Sibi from 1891 to 1892. Among the local population it is still known as 'Tipul', a corruption of the word 'temple'.

The district was notified in 1974. For three years, from July 1987 to December 1990, it was known as Tamboo district. Tamboo is a small village 40 km west of Dera Murad Jamali.

The district has two sub-divisions, D.M. Jamali and Chatta

Administration[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into three tehsils, these are:[1]

Population[edit]

The population of Nasirabad district is estimated to be over 1037,000 in 2013. Over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims.

Language[edit]

Local languages areSaraikiSindhi,Brohi, and Balochi. Official languages are Urdu and English

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Coordinates: 27°22′48″N 67°54′59″E / 27.38000°N 67.91639°E / 27.38000; 67.91639