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Friday, May 14, 2010

KHARAN DISTRICT


Kharan District

Kharan District
District
Map of Balochistan with Kharan District highlighted
Country Pakistan
ProvinceBalochistan
CapitalKharan
EstablishedMarch 15, 1952
Government
- District NazimShoukat Ali
- District Naib NazimSardar Gul Hassan
Area
- Total48,051 km2 (18,552.6 sq mi)
Population (1998)
- Total206,909
- Density4/km2 (10.4/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+5)
District Council
Number ofTehsils5

Kharan (Urdu: خاران) is a district in the north-west of Balochistan province of Pakistan.[1]Kharan was notified as a district in 1951 and the Deputy Commissioner’s office started functioning on March 15 1952. It is one of the oldest districts of Balochistan. The Deputy Commissioner directly supervises all activities in the district. He also supervises the functions of all Departments through the district-level heads of these Departments. The district is divided into five Tehsils, eleven Patwar Circles and 394 Mauzas (villages). Pakistan's secondnuclear test was performed in the Kharan desert on May 30, 1998 with a miniaturised device yielding 60 percent of the Ras Koh Hills tests.[2]


The district is administratively subdivided into the following tehsils:[edit]
Administration

[edit]Notable people

[edit]Population

The population of Kharan district was estimated to be over 250,000 in 2005. Over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims. The mainBaloch tribes of the district are [Muhammad Hasni] Nausherwani and Mengal. The Tauqi tribe also lives in the area.

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