11 Facts About Gwadar


Gwadar is a port city with the title capital of South Balochistan, located on the southwestern coast of Balochistan, Pakistan.

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Gwadar is the 100th largest city of Pakistan, according to a 2017 census.

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Gwadar became part of the sultanate of Muscat and Oman in 1797, and it was not until 1958 that the town and adjoining hinterland were exchanged from Oman to Pakistan.

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The grave of Mir Ismaheel Baloch is situated near the Mountain of Batal Gwadar, constructed by Mir Ismaheel Baloch himself during life.

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From 1863 to 1879 Gwadar was the headquarters of a British Assistant Political Agent.

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Gwadar became part of Pakistan by negotiations led by Prime Minister of Pakistan Feroz Khan Noon and his wife Viqar-un-Nisa Noon with the Sultan of Oman.

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Gwadar is situated on the southwestern Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan in Gwadar District of Balochistan province.

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Gwadar has a hot desert climate, characterised by little precipitation and high variation between summer and winter temperatures.

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Gwadar is divided into 5 union councils, which are further subdivided into wards:.

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The Arabic influence upon Gwadar is strong as a consequence of the Omani era and its close proximity to the Arabian peninsula.

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The city is being developed as an export processing zone for foreign companies to manufacture in Gwadar before exporting to various countries in the region.

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