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Map of Pakistani districts with Awaran district highlighted in maroon
|Notified||11 November 1992|
|• Members of National Assembly||Jam Kamal Khan (NA-270)|
|• Total||29,510 km2 (11,390 sq mi)|
|• Density||4.1/km2 (11/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PKT)|
|Number of Tehsils||3|
Awaran District (Balochi and Urdu: آواران), is a district in the south of the Balochistan province of Pakistan. It was created as a separate district in November 1992; but previously it was a sub-division of Khuzdar District. The old name of Awaran was Kolwa. It is considered the poorest district in the province.
It is located in the south of the Balochistan province, Awaran district is bordered by Gwadar to its south and south west, Lasbela to its east and south, Kech and Panjgur to its west, Khuzdar to its north east and Kharan to its north.
The population of the district was as follows:
Over 98% of the people of the area are Muslims with a small Zikri minority. The major tribes are the Bizenjo, Muhammad Hassani, Sajidi, Siapad, Mirwani, Rakhshani, Sumalani and Qambrani. The predominant language is Balochi which accounted for 99.7% of the population in the 1998 census. The previous census of 1981 reported that 8% of the households in the then subdivision of Awaran had Brahui as a first language.
Awaran is known as oasis of dates. Annual production of dates is approx 15,000 ton. Beside dates, onion is grown on large scale; estimated annual production is 53,000 tons. Wheat and barley are the other major Rabi crop. Kharif crops are fruits and pulses.
According to Pakistan District Education Ranking 2017, a report by Alif Ailaan, district Awaran is ranked at number 137 nationally, with an education score of 37.65. The learning score of Awaran is 42.13 and gender parity is at 43.37.
The national rank according to Readiness is 148, with a readiness score of 26.47 and primary ratio of 22.17 and gender parity of 30.77. The school infrastructure score is at 20.09 giving district Awaraan a national ranking of 146. Availability of electricity and functional toilets in schools are a major issue in Awaran.
- Awaran Archived 31 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine UN profile. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
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- 1998 Census report, p. 5.
- 1998 Census report, p. 16.
- 1981 Census report, p. 84.
- 1981 District census report of Khuzdar. Census publication. 12. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1983.
- 1998 District census report of Awaran. Census publication. 89. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
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