Washuk District

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Warsak District

ضلع واشک
Warsak District
Pakistan - Balochistan - Washuk.svg
CountryPakistan
ProvinceBalochistan
Established2007
HeadquartersWashuk
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerSalahuddin Norzai
 • CommissionerDr. Muhammad Akbar Harifal
Area
 • Total29,510 km2 (11,390 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total176,206
 • Density6.0/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Washuk District (Urdu: ضلع واشک‎) is a district in Balochistan province of Pakistan. Washuk, the district headquarters, is located at the center of the district.

Administration[edit]

Washuk District was once part of Kharan District in Balochistan province. It was declared a separate district in 2007, but its governance issues are largely managed by Kharan's district administration.[2]

It is further subdivided into 3 tehsils or subdistricts, 10 union councils and 216 mauzas (villages).[3]

Geography[edit]

Washuk District is spread over 29,510 km2, of which 71,520 hectares is arable. The rest consists mostly of barren desert and mountains of the Central Makran Range.[3]

Education[edit]

According to the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings 2014, Washuk is ranked 131 out of 146 districts in Pakistan in terms of the quality of education. For facilities and infrastructure, the district is ranked 132 out of 146.[4] A detailed picture of the district's education performance is also available online.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk.
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20111213065759/http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/Regional/Islamabad/13-Dec-2011/No-Shamsi-base-outsourcing. Archived from the original on 13 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ a b https://web.archive.org/web/20111124034728/http://www.eyconsol.com/dmo/demo/BalochistanDP/Washuk.html. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education Rankings, 2014" (PDF). Alif Ailaan. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Individual district profile link, 2014" (PDF). Alif Ailaan. Retrieved 6 May 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 27°51′N 65°10′E / 27.850°N 65.167°E / 27.850; 65.167