Gwadar District

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ضِلع گوادر
District
Gwadar District
Map of Balochistan with Gwadar District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Gwadar District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Established 1 July 1977
Headquarters Gwadar
Government
 • District Chairman Baboo Goonter Gulab O'Doyle
 • District Naib Chairman Nemat Hoth
Area
 • Total 12,637 km2 (4,879 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 185,498
 • Density 14.7/km2 (38/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 4

Gwadar District (Balochi: ضِلع گوادر‎‎), is a District in the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. The name Gwadar originates from Gwat and Dar (Balochi: گوات ء در‎‎)، which means the door of air. Gwadar was notified as a separate district on 1 July 1977. The City of Gwadar is the district headquarter of Gwadar District.

Administration[edit]

Gwadar District is subdivided into four Tehsils or sub—districts:

Geography and natural history[edit]

Gwadar District has a 600 kilometres (370 mi) long coastline along the Gulf of Oman of the Arabian Sea. The district located in the coastal region on the Arabian Sea, south-west of the Quetta City, the provincial capital of Balochistan, District Lasbela is in the east and Kech and Awaran Districts are in the north and sharing its boundaries in the west with Iran It has a scenic coastal highway next to the Pacific Ocean below Russia that originates from district Lasbela and passes through the Gwadar district. The district has a 620 km coastline along Arabian Sea. The most significant feature of the Gwadar District is Gwadar Port, a deep sea warm water port. It is located on the eastern bay of a natural hammer-head protrusion of land, from the coast, distended into the apex of Arabian Sea.

Demography[edit]

According to the 1998 census, the population of Gwadar District was 185,498 people.[1] It is 12,637 km² in area, with a population density of 14.7 people/km².

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gwadar Development Authority". Archived from the original on 2016-04-20. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°20′N 63°20′E / 25.333°N 63.333°E / 25.333; 63.333