Kech

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.

Administration

The district of Kech is administratively subdivided into the following tehsils:

* Buleda
* Dasht
* Mand
* Tump

Population

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.

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