Zhob District

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Zhob
ژوب
District
Map of Balochistan with Zhob District highlighted
Map of Balochistan with Zhob District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Headquarters Zhob
Government
 • District chairman Abdul saleem Mandokhail
Area
 • Total 16,000 km2 (6,000 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 400,000 in 2,011
Time zone PKT
Number of Tehsils 5
Main Language(s) Pashto[1]

Zhob (Urdu: ژوب‎) is a district in the north west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Zhob District is a Provincially Administered Tribal Area. It is subdivided into three subdistricts: Ashwat, Zhob, Qamar Din Karez and Sambaza. The population of Zhob District is estimated to be over 400,000 in 2011. Zhob River is used for irrigation in the Zhob District.

Administration[edit]

There are currently four tehsils in Zhob District.[2] and Sherani New District

Population[edit]

The vast majority of the population of Zhob district is Pashtun. The indigenous tribes of Zhob include the Mandokhail, [Khosti ]Sherani, Kakar, ], Harifal, Lawon and Babar. Currently a large number of IDPs have been settled within the confines of the District as part of the evacuation from Operation Zarb-E-Azb taking place to the north of Zhob.

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Coordinates: 31°10′N 68°50′E / 31.167°N 68.833°E / 31.167; 68.833