Nasirabad District

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Nasirabad/Naseerabad District
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District
Map of Balochistan with Nasirabad District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Nasirabad District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Headquarters Dera Murad Jamali
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner [Younus Sanjrani]
Area
 • Total 3,387 km2 (1,308 sq mi)
Population (2017)[1]
 • Total 490,538
 • Density 140/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)

Nasirabad (نصِیر آباد) is a district in the centre-west of Balochistan, Pakistan. Nasirabad's headquarters are at Dera Murad Jamali.

The original name of the district was Temple Dera, named after Captain H. M. Temple, a career British civil servant, who served as the Political Agent for Sibi from 1891 to 1892. Among the local population it is still known as 'Tipul', a corruption of the word 'temple'.

Formerly part of Kalat District, Nasirabad was granted the status of a separate district in 1974, while in 1987 the new district of Jaffarabad was cleaved out of it.[2] For three years, from July 1987 to December 1990, it was known as Tamboo district. Tamboo is a small village 40 km west of Dera Murad Jamali.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district is administratively subdivided into four tehsils, these are:[3]

Union councils[edit]

These tehsils are further divided into union councils. Currently, there are 31 union councils and one municipal committee in the district:

Tehsil Dera Murad Jamali

  • Municipal Committee Dera Murad Jamali
  • Union Council Quba Sher Khan Sharqi
  • Union Council Quba Sher Khan Gharbi
  • Union Council Naseer Khan Umrani
  • Union Council Jhuder Shimali
  • Union Council Bedar Androon Sharqi
  • Union Council Bedar Gharbi
  • Union Council Manjhoti Sharqi
  • Union Council Sardar Shahzada Khan Umrani
  • Union Council Sikandarabad
  • Union Council Manjhoti Gharbi
  • Union Council Jhuder Janubi

Tehsil Chhatter

  • Union Council Chhatter
  • Union Council Phuleji
  • Union Council Shah Pur
  • Union Council Daulat Ghari Mir Nabi Bakhsh Khan
  • Union Council Daulat Ghari Mir Hassan Khosa
  • Union Council Shori Drabi

Tehsil Tamboo

  • Union Council Manjhoo Shoori
  • Union Council Aeri
  • Union Council Gola Wah
  • Union Council Ali Abad Shumali
  • Union Council Mir Behram Khan Buledi
  • Union Council Qadir Abad
  • Union Council Kharoos Wah
  • Union Council Fateh Mohammad
  • Union Council Mir Wah
  • Union Council Abdullah Bari
  • Union Council Allah Abad

Tehsil Baba Kot

  • Union Council Garhi Rehman
  • Union Council Baba Kot
  • Union Council Kuhna Tamboo

Demographics[edit]

The population at the 1998 census was 246,000.[4] The predominant religion is Islam, accounting for 99% of the district's inhabitants,[5] while the major first languages reported in 1998 were Balochi (55%), Sindhi (31%) and Saraiki (6.1%).[6] Brahui is also spoken.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017.
  2. ^ PCO 1999, p. 13.
  3. ^ \"Tehsils & Unions in the District of Nasirabad – Government of Pakistan". Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.
  4. ^ PCO 1999, p. 29.
  5. ^ PCO 1999, p. 33.
  6. ^ PCO 1999, p. 34.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1998 District census report of Nasirabad. Census publication. 26. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°32′40″N 68°13′14″E / 28.54444°N 68.22056°E / 28.54444; 68.22056