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Kulachi is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 31°33′N 70°16′E / 31.55°N 70.27°E / 31.55; 70.27
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Elevation 209 m (686 ft)
Population (1998)
 • Total 19,000
 • Estimate (2009) 25,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code 0966
Number of towns 2
Number of Union councils 15

Kulachi ( کلا چی) is a city named after the Kulachi Baloch tribe and is the headquarters of Kulachi Tehsil (an administrative subdivision) of Dera Ismail Khan District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located at 31°55′49″N 70°27′31″E / 31.93028°N 70.45861°E / 31.93028; 70.45861 at an altitude of 209 metres (688 feet).[1]


Kulachi is an agricultural city. The area lies at the foot of the Sulaiman Range and hence is irrigated by flood water from Sulaiman Mountains. The system of irrigation is called Rod Kohi, a system of mountain channels or hill-torrents inundating the whole valley of Damaan ("Rod" means "channel" and "Koh" means "mountain" in Persian). The Rod Kohi system based on "Kulyat Riwajat" (Fromulae and Traditions) governed the irrigation system eversince the Pathan tribes had moved into Damaan. The British officers reduced all these to writing during their Land Settlemts in the later part of nineteenth century. The Bolton Irrigation Notes of 1908 are still considered as the Bible of Rod Kohi Irrigation.[2]


  1. ^ Location of Kulachi - Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ Aminullah Khan Gandapur, Tarikh-e-Sarzamin-e-Gomal, National Book Foundation Islamabad 2008, Page-261-62

Coordinates: 31°55′43″N 70°27′33″E / 31.92861°N 70.45917°E / 31.92861; 70.45917