Lasbela District

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Lasbela District
ضلع لسبیلہ
District
Map of Balochistan with Lasbela District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Lasbela District highlighted
Coordinates: 20°13′38″N 66°18′22″E / 20.22722°N 66.30611°E / 20.22722; 66.30611
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Established June 1954[1]
Headquarters Uthal
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner Mujeeb-ur-Rehman
 • Commissioner Muhammad Hashim Ghilzai
Area
 • Total 12,574 km2 (4,855 sq mi)
Population (2017)[2]
 • Total 574,292
 • Density 46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 5
Website www.lasbeladistrictgovt.com

Lasbela (Urdu and Balochi: لسبیلہ‎) is a coastal district of Balochistan province of Pakistan. It became a separate district in Kalat Division on 30 June 1954. Uthal is the district headquarters. The district is divided into Five Tehsil and 22 union councils.

Administration[edit]

The district of Lasbela is administratively divided in five tehsils and 22 Union Councils. [3]

Geography[edit]

The main rivers of Lasbela are Porali with its tributaries, Winder and Wirhab River. Other rivers are the Phor and Hingol which rise in Awaran District before flowing through Lasbela on their way to the Arabian Sea.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The population according to the 1998 census was 313,000,[5] 37% of which resided in urban areas.[6] The overal literacy rate was 22.3% with a large disparity between males (32.2%) and females (10.5%).[7]

According to the 1998 census, 98.33% of the overall population were Muslim, while 1.37% were Hindu and 0.14% – Christian.[6] The major languages are Balochi (65%) and Sindhi (24%).[8] The main ethnic groups are the Balochis and the Lasis, the latter of which speak the Lasi dialect of Sindhi.

Education[edit]

The Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Science is located in Uthal.

Economy[edit]

In the south east, oil refinery was constructed in 2014, which is capable of processing 120,000 barrels of oil. Furthermore, a power station is located adjacent to refinery, that produces about 1350 MW of power.[9] Several Cement Plants, Marble factory and one of the largest ship breaking yard are also located there.

References[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1998 District census report of Lasbela. Census publication. 57. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999. 

Educational Inistitute[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°45′N 66°35′E / 25.750°N 66.583°E / 25.750; 66.583