Awaran District

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ضِلع آواران
District
Awaran District
Map of Pakistani districts with Awaran district highlighted in maroon
Map of Pakistani districts with Awaran district highlighted in maroon
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