Kech district is in the south west of Balochistan, province of Pakistan.
Kech was notified as a district, with its name as Turbat, on July 1, 1977,
when Makran district was given the status of a division and was divided
into three districts. Previously it was one of the 3 tehsils of Makran
District. In 1995, the name of the district was changed from Turbat to
Kech, the old name for the area, when even Awaran was part of it. For
administrative purposes, Kech district is divided into 4 sub-divisions,
i.e., Turbat, Buleda, Dasht, and Tump. Turbat sub-division is further
divided into Turbat tehsil and Hoshab. Buleda sub-division comprises 2
sub-tehsils Bit Buleda and Niwano. Sub-division Dasht comprises Dasht
Kuddan and Balnigore sub-tehsils and Tump sub-division has two tehsils,
Tump and Mand. Kech, the land of a romance legend, has always been a place
of importance for its geographical location.
The district of Kech is administratively subdivided into the following
The population of Kech was estimated to be over 750,000 in 2005 over
99% of the people of the area are Muslims. The whole population has
always been rural. The main Baloch tribes in the district are the Gichki,
Pogh, Naushervani, Buledai Mir, Hoth, Rais, Rind, Sangur, Lundi, Kattawar,
Kauda, Bizanjo and Darzada.