Kachhi District

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ضلع کچھی
District
Kachhi District
Map of Balochistan with Kacchi District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Kacchi District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Established December 1991
Headquarters Dhadar
Government
 • District president Mir Ismail Satakzai
 • General Sectary Khalil Ahmed Sumalani
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website http://www.bdd.sdnpk.org/Bolan.htm

The district of Kachhi or Kacchi (Balochi: ضلع کچھی‎‎), known until 2008 as Bolan[1] (Balochi: ضِلع بولان‎‎), is a district in central Balochistan, Pakistan.[2] The Bolan area remained under one district Kacchi 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.

In 2013 it was announced that the tehsil of Bhag will be split off to form part of the new Lehri District.[3]

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 "Kachhi 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.".[4]

Until the end of the 15th century the district had been a dependency of Sindh[5] Around 1500 it was taken by Shah Beg of the Arghun Dynasty from Samma Dynasty of Sultan Of Sindh.[6] the territory was conquered by the Kalhoras Amirs of Sindh,[7][8] they were displaced by the Nadir Shah of Persia and he made it the part of Kalat Khanate in 1740.[9][10] 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.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into the following tehsils:[2]

The Union councils of Kachhi District are:

Population[edit]

According to the 1998 census, the main first languages in the sub-divisions of Mach, Dhadar and Sanni were Balochi (67%), Sindhi (13%) and Saraiki (11%).[11]

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 Talpur and Pahore and Airy and Sheikh also main population of tehsil Bhag.[citation needed]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1998 District census report of Kachhi (Bolan). Census publication. 105. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 

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