Map of Balochistan with Harnai District highlighted
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Harnai (Pashto: هرنای) is a district in the north-east of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Harnai is the principal town of this district and serves as its capital. The predominant first language is Pashto – in the 1998 census it accounted for 90% of the population of the Harnai subdivision of Sibi, while Balochi accounted for 7.2%. Wanetsi, a unique and archaic dialect of Pashto, is spoken in the district.
Until 2007 Harnai had been a tehsil of Sibi District, in August the Balochistan Government announced Harnai district would be created by splitting Sibi district and forming the new district from Harnai and Shahrag tehsils and the sub-tehsil of Khost. the population of Harnai is predominantly Syed and Pashtun followed by Baloch.
Geography and climate
Harnai is surrounded by mountainous ranges. The minimum and maximum winter temperature of the area is −2˚C to 20˚C. The summer is extreme in the area and the minimum and maximum temperature falls between 20˚C to 48˚C. Harnai has a fertile rainy season during monsoon time. In general Harnai has a pleasant weather in winter season. Harnai is one of the most beautiful cities of the Balochistan Province with the plenty of water available in the streams. It is the only area of the production of the fresh vegetables and fruits with fresh and clean water in the whole Balochistan.
- "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2017-09-03.
- PCO 1999, p. 89.
- Hallberg, Daniel G. 1992. Pashto, Waneci, Ormuri. Sociolinguistic Survey of Northern Pakistan, 4.
- Harnai is new district of Balochistan - Dawn Pakistan
- 1998 District census report of Sibi. Census publication. 17. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999.
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