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Map of Balochistan with Mastung District highlighted
|• Total||5,896 km2 (2,276 sq mi)|
|• 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.
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.
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. The text of the 1998 census report suggests that the main language in the district is Brahui, 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. There is also a sizeable minority of Pashto speakers (6%).
The major tribes of the district are the Bangulzai, Raisani, Shahwani, Muhammad Shahi, Sarpara, Kurd, Lango and Dehwar. 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.
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