Mastung District

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Mastung District
District
Map of Balochistan with Mastung District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Mastung District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Established 1991
Headquarters Mastung
Area
 • Total 5,896 km2 (2,276 sq mi)
Population
 • Estimate (2005) 180,000
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Mastung District ({ضلع مستونگ}) is a district located in the northwest of Balochistan province, Pakistan. Prior to 1991, Mastung was a part of Kalat District. However, for administrative purposes, in 1991 it was separated from Kalat and made a new district.

Administration[edit]

The district consists of three tehsils:[1]

Prior to 2006, within these there were 12 union councils: Khadkocha, Ghulam Parenz, Karez Noth, Mastung-1, Mastung-2, Sorgaz, Dasht, Isplinji, Kanak, Shaikh Wasil, Kardigap and Soro. In 2006, one additional union council formed with the name of Alizai, bringing the total union councils to 13.

Demography and Languages[edit]

In 2005 the population of Mastung district was estimated to be over 180,349. Over 99% of the people in the area are Muslims. The major languages spoken in Mastung District are: Brahui and Dehwari (Persian dialect). Minority Languages are Punjabi, Balochi, Sindhi, Pashto and Urdu.

Brahvi language is spoken by different tribes of the district which include Raisani, Shahwani, Bangulzai, Mahammad Shahi, Sarpara, Kurd, Lehri, Lango and Dehwar. Each of these tribes are further divided into classes. Every tribe is headed by Nawab/ Sardar. The classes with in the tribe are headed by Sardars. The other tribes in the area are Syeds, Kurd, Lashari, Rodeni, Mohammad Shahi, Satakzai, Shahwani, Sarangzei, Lehri, Khurasani, Barozai, Tareen and Rind.

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Coordinates: 29°45′N 67°00′E / 29.750°N 67.000°E / 29.750; 67.000