Gwadar District

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ضِلع گوادر
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
 • District Chairman Baboo Gulab
 • District Naib Chairman Nemat Hoth
 • Total 15,216 km2 (5,875 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 185,489
 • Density 16.4/km2 (42/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.


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 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.


According to the 1998 census, the population of Gwadar District was 278,989 people.[1] It is 12,637 km² in area, with a population density of 15 people/km².


  1. ^ "Gwadar District". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. 

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