Kech District

Coordinates: 26°00′N 63°00′E / 26.000°N 63.000°E / 26.000; 63.000
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Kech District
ضلع کیچ
کیچ دمگ
Katak Fort
Bottom: Fields in Tejaban
Map of Balochistan with Kech District highlighted in maroon
Map of Balochistan with Kech District highlighted in maroon
Country Pakistan
Province Balochistan
DivisionMakran
HeadquarterTurbat
Government
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerN/A
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
Area
 • Total22,539 km2 (8,702 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total909,116
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils5

Kech District (Urdu: ضلع کیچ) is a district in the Balochistan province of Pakistan. This district's old name was Turbat District which was changed to its even older name Kech District in 1994-1995.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district of Kech is administratively subdivided into the following tehsils, each of which contains several villages:[3][4]

Demographics[edit]

At the time of the 2017 census, the district had 137,052 households and a population of 909,116. Kech had a sex ratio of 840 females per 1000 males and a literacy rate of 62.66% - 68.17% for males and 56.17% for females. 33.29% of the population lived in urban areas. 28.56% of the population was under 10 years of age. 1,710 (0.19%) of the population were from religious minorities, mainly Hindus. Balochi was the predominant language, spoken by 97.57% of the population, with small minorities of Brahui, Sindhi and Kashmiri speakers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original on 12 June 2023.
  2. ^ "Kech District background". Balochistan Police website. Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2024.
  3. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Kech/Turbat". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2023.
  4. ^ a b c d "Zila, Tehsil & Town Councils Membership for Balochistan". National Reconstruction Bureau, Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 27 March 2023.

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26°00′N 63°00′E / 26.000°N 63.000°E / 26.000; 63.000