Mastung District

Mastung District

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Mastung District
ضلع مستونگ
District

Map of Balochistan with Mastung District highlighted
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
Established 1991
Headquarters Mastung
Area[1]
 • Total 5,896 km2 (2,276 sq mi)
Population (2017)[2]
 • Total 266,461
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Mastung District (Urdu: ضلع مستونگ‎) is a district located in the northwest of Balochistan province, Pakistan. Prior to its creation as a separate district in 1991, Mastung was part of Kalat District.[1]

Administration

The district consists of three tehsils:[3]

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

In 2005 the population of Mastung district was estimated to be over 180,349. The major religion is Islam, which accounts for 99% of the total population.[4] The text of the 1998 census report suggests that the main language in the district is Brahui,[5] but the actual figures of the census (which did not provide a separate option for Brahui) indicate that 80% of the population declared their mother tongue to be Balochi.[6] There is also a sizeable minority of Pashto speakers (6%).[6]

The major tribes of the district are the Bangulzai, Raisani, Shahwani, Muhammad Shahi, Sarpara, Kurd, Lango and Dehwar.[5] The other tribes in the area are Abizai, Syeds, Rodeni, Alizai, Mengal, Satakzai, Mashwani, Sumalani, Sarangzai, Lehri, Barozai, Tareen, Rind, Khilji (Babri), Khurasani and Durrani.[citation needed]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b PCO 2000, p. 1.
  2. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29. 
  3. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mastung - Government of Pakistan Archived 2012-02-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ PCO 2000, p. 16.
  5. ^ a b PCO 2000, p. 7.
  6. ^ a b PCO 2000, p. 18.

Bibliography

  • 1998 District census report of Mastung. Census publication. 99. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000. 

External links

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



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