Dalbandin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Dalbandin

دالبندین
Dalbandin is located in Balochistan, Pakistan
Dalbandin
Dalbandin
Dalbandin is located in Pakistan
Dalbandin
Dalbandin
Coordinates: 28°53′39.26″N 64°23′54.94″E / 28.8942389°N 64.3985944°E / 28.8942389; 64.3985944Coordinates: 28°53′39.26″N 64°23′54.94″E / 28.8942389°N 64.3985944°E / 28.8942389; 64.3985944
Country Pakistan
ProvinceBalochistan
DistrictChagai
Government
Elevation
843 m (2,766 ft)
Population
 • Total16,319
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code0825
Highways N-40

Dalbandin (Balochi:دالبندین) is a city in District Chaghi, Balochistan,near the Iran and Afghanistan border. It has a population of 16319, and the remainder of the entire Dalbandin Tehsil has a population of 110503.[1] It is located at an altitude of 843 m (2769 ft).Dalbandin is famous for fruit orchards and more. Dalbandin Airport is a small domestic airport located at city's centre. There are two weekly flights of Pakistan International Airlines to/from Karachi.

Climate[edit]

Dalbandin has a hot desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWh) with extremely hot summers and mild winters. The climate is very dry, but some rain, even (wet) snow, does fall in the winter.

Climate data for Dalbandin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.1
(84.4)
36.0
(96.8)
37.6
(99.7)
40.8
(105.4)
45.6
(114.1)
48.8
(119.8)
51.4
(124.5)
46.7
(116.1)
44.6
(112.3)
42.2
(108.0)
34.2
(93.6)
29.4
(84.9)
51.4
(124.5)
Average high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
20.0
(68.0)
26.2
(79.2)
32.5
(90.5)
38.1
(100.6)
42.2
(108.0)
42.5
(108.5)
41.2
(106.2)
37.7
(99.9)
32.1
(89.8)
25.4
(77.7)
19.5
(67.1)
31.2
(88.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.3
(48.7)
12.3
(54.1)
18.1
(64.6)
24.1
(75.4)
29.2
(84.6)
33.1
(91.6)
34.2
(93.6)
32.5
(90.5)
27.7
(81.9)
21.8
(71.2)
15.6
(60.1)
10.9
(51.6)
22.4
(72.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
4.6
(40.3)
9.9
(49.8)
15.8
(60.4)
20.3
(68.5)
23.9
(75.0)
25.9
(78.6)
23.7
(74.7)
17.7
(63.9)
11.5
(52.7)
5.7
(42.3)
2.3
(36.1)
13.6
(56.4)
Record low °C (°F) −11.1
(12.0)
−8.5
(16.7)
−2.8
(27.0)
2.2
(36.0)
7.0
(44.6)
12.8
(55.0)
17.8
(64.0)
8.3
(46.9)
7.0
(44.6)
−1.0
(30.2)
−8.0
(17.6)
−12.2
(10.0)
−12.2
(10.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 16.1
(0.63)
18.1
(0.71)
18.6
(0.73)
7.8
(0.31)
2.2
(0.09)
0.8
(0.03)
3.9
(0.15)
0.9
(0.04)
0.4
(0.02)
1.5
(0.06)
2.5
(0.10)
7.9
(0.31)
80.7
(3.18)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 244.5 238.8 254.4 282.4 325.6 331.2 317.9 315.8 309.6 317.9 291.5 256.5 3,486.1
Source: NOAA (1961-1990)[2]

2011 Earthquake[edit]

The 7.2 MwDalbandin earthquake shook a remote region of Balochistan on 19 January 2011. The dip-slip shock had a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong), caused moderate damage, and left three dead and several injured.

2016 US drone strike[edit]

Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a convoy next to the town by a U.S. drone strike on May 21, 2016.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.pbscensus.gov.pk/sites/default/files/bwpsr/balochistan/CHAGAI_BLOCKWISE.pdf
  2. ^ "Dalbandin Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 17, 2013.
  3. ^ Crawford, Jamie. "Taliban leader Mullah Mansour likely killed in airstrike, U.S. officials say". CNN. Retrieved 22 May 2016.