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Nushki. District (Urdu: ضلع نوشکی‎) is one of the districts of Balochistan province, Pakistan. The administration of the Nushki district was taken over from the Khan of Kalat by the Indian government in 1896, and was leased from him on a perpetual quit rent in 1899.

Nushki District
Map of Balochistan with Nushki District higlighted
Map of Balochistan with Nushki District higlighted
CountryPakistan
ProvinceBalochistan
DivisionQuetta Division
HeadquartersNushki
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total178,796
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils1

DemographicsEdit

In 1998,Nushki (then a subdivision of Chagai District) had a total population of 98,000. During the 1998 census, 92% of the population reported their first language as Brahvi/Balochi, while 4.8% opted for Pashto.[2] The following tribes are found in the district:[citation needed]

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  • Mengal
  • Badini
  • Jalamdini
  • Mohammad Hassani
  • Sarparah
  • Syed
  • Barech
  • Mandai
  • Pirkani
  • Sasoli
  • Sumalani
  • Rodeni
  • Yallanzai
  • Hassanzai

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-08-29.
  2. ^ 1998 Census report, p. 84.

BibliographyEdit

  • District Gazetteer 1905
  • 1998 District census report of Chagai. Census publication. 38. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999.

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