Balochistan (Pakistan

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By: Muhammad Zeeshan Rasheed 0321 76 12 185

Geography
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Balochistan is located at the eastern edge of the Iranian plateau and in the border region between Southwest, Central, and South Asia. It is geographically the largest of the four provinces at 347,190 km² (134,051 square miles) of Pakistani territory; and composes 48% of the total land area of Pakistan. The population density is very low due to the mountainous terrain and scarcity of water. The southern region is known as Makran. The central region is known as Kalat. At Gwadar on the coast the Pakistani government is currently undertaking a large project with Chinese help to build a large port.

More… city is Quetta, located in the most densely The capital
populated district in the northeast of the province. Quetta is situated in a river valley near the border with Afghanistan, with a road to Kandahar in the northwest. The Sulaiman Mountains dominate the northeast corner and the Bolan Pass is a natural route into Afghanistan towards Kandahar, used as a passageway during the British campaigns to Afghanistan. Much of the province south of the Quetta region is sparse desert terrain with pockets of towns mostly near rivers and streams.

Climate
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cold winters and hot summers characterise the climate of the upper highlands.  Summers are hot and dry, especially the arid zones of Chaghai and Kharan districts.  The desert climate is characterised by hot and very arid conditions. Occasionally strong windstorms make these areas very inhospitable.

Demographics
 Balochistan

has a population of around 10 million inhabitants.  Overall, the Baloch population is about 62% whilst the Brahui tribes and Pashtuns comprise 32% of the province's population.  In addition, 769,000 Afghan refugees can be found in the province

Administrative Districts

There are 27 Districts in the province of Balochistan..

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Awaran Barkhan Bolan Chagai Dera Bugti Gwadar Jafarabad Jhal Magsi Kalat Kech Kharan Kohlu Khuzdar Qilla Abdullah

Qilla Saifullah Lasbela Loralai Mastung Musakhel Naseerabad Nushki Panjgur Pishin Quetta Sibi Zhob Ziarat

Universities
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Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology, Khuzdar Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Quetta Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water & Marine Sciences, Uthal Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, Quetta University of Balochistan, Quetta Iqra University, Quetta

Famous people

Historical Personalities

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Chakar Khan Rind  Mir Sher Muhammad Talpur  Mir Ali Murad Talpur  Mir Tharo Khan Talpur  Palay Khan  Nawab Bangul Khan Jogazai

Pre-Independence (pre-1947)
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Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo Jam Mir Ghulam Qadir Khan Khan Abdul Ghafoor Khan Durrani Mir Gul Khan Naseer Nawab Yousaf Aziz Magsi Nawabzada Mir Shahbaz Khan Nosherwani Nawab Ghaus Bakhsh Raisani Mir Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo Jam Mir Ghulam Qadir Khan

Post-Independence (post-1947)
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Prince Karim Khan Khan Abdul Ghafoor Khan Durrani Prince Jam Kamal Khan Zafarullah Khan Jamali Nawab Nowroz Khan Mir Gul Khan Naseer Sardar Attaullah Mengal Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti Mir Murad Abro

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Nawab Khair Bakhsh Marri Sardar Sherbaz Khan Mazari Jam Mir Mohammad Yousaf Nawab Zulfikar Ali Magsi General Rahimuddin Khan General Muhammed Musa Khan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry (Chief Justice of Pakistan) Mahmood Khan Achakzai Nawab Ayaz Khan Jogizai

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