3 Zhob District

Zhob District

Infobox Pakistan district
district = Zhob District
area =
population =
pop_year =
density =
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nazim = Moulvi Habib-ur-Rehman
naib_nazim = Sarwar Khan
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languages =
website =

caption =
region = Balochistan

Zhob (Urdu: ژوب ) is a district in the north west of Balochistan province of Pakistan. Zhob district is a Provincially Administered Tribal Area (PATA). Zhob district is subdivided into three subdistricts: Zhob, Kakkar and Sherani. The population of Zhob district is estimated to be over 500,000 in 2005. Zhob River is used for irrigation in the Zhob district.


There are currently five tehsils in Zhob District. [ [http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/pco/statistics/admin_unit/admin_list_tehsil.html "List of Tehsils/Talukas with respect to their Districts" Federal Bureau of Statistics, Pakistan] ]

** Ashwat, subtehsil
** Qamar Din Karez (Qamardin karaiz)
** Sambaza, subtehsil
** Sherani, subtehsil
** Zhob


The vast majority of the population of Zhob district is Pakhtun. It is likely that over 99% of the people of the area are Muslims, with tiny numbers of Christians and Sikhs.


External links

* [http://www.bdd.sdnpk.org/zhob.html Map of Zhor District]

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