The main ethnic groups in the province are the Baloch people and the Pashtuns, who constitute 52% and 36% of the population respectively, according to the preliminary 2011 census; the remaining 12% comprises smaller communities of Brahui, Hazaras, Sindhis, Punjabis and other settlers such as the Uzbeks and Turkmens. The name Balochistan means “the land of the Baloch” in many regional languages. Largely underdeveloped, its provincial economy is dominated by natural resources, especially its natural gas fields, estimated to have sufficient capacity to supply Pakistan’s demands over the medium to long term. Aside from Quetta, a further area of major economic importance is Gwadar Port on the Arabian Sea.
Balochistan is noted for its unique culture and extremely dry desert climate. Baloch people practice Islam and are predominantly Sunni, similar to the rest of Pakistan.
Tourist Places in Balochistan
Hingol National Park
Park, volcano, and beach
Hingol National Park or Hungol National Park, covers an area of 6,100 square kilometres. It was established in 1988.
Hanna Lake is a lake near Quetta city in Balochistan Province in southwestern Pakistan
Temple and shrine
Hinglaj Mata, also known as Hinglaj Devi, Hingula Devi and Nani Mandir, is a Hindu temple in Hinglaj, a town on the Makran coast in the Lasbela district of Balochistan, and is the middle of the
Gorakh Hill Station
Quaid-e-Azam Residency, also known as Ziarat Residency, is located in Ziarat, Balochistan, Pakistan. It is where Quaid-e-Azam, Muhammad Ali Jinnah spent the last two months and ten days of his
The Bolān Pass is a mountain pass through the Toba Kakar Range of Balochistan province in western Pakistan, 120 kilometres from the Afghanistan border. It connects Sibi with Quetta both by road
Princess of Hope
Chandragup at 100 meters is an active mud volcano located in Balochistan, Pakistan.
Hazarganji-Chiltan National Park
Hazarganji Chiltan National Park is a national park in the Mastung District of western Balochistan Province of Pakistan. It lies between Chiltan on its west and Hazaganji on the east. Hazarganji
Mountain and haunted house
Koh-i-Chiltan, is a peak located in the Chiltan mountain group of the Sulaiman Mountains, in the Quetta District of Balochistan Province, in western Pakistan. Koh-i-Chiltan is the summit of a
Zalzala Koh or Zalzala Jazeera was a small island off the coast of the port city of Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan which appeared on 24 September 2013 following an earthquake. As predicted by
Burhani Recreational Park, Hub
Water park and park
Koh-i-Takatu is a Mount peak located in the Sulaiman Mountains range, in the North east of Quetta District of Balochistan Province, in western Pakistan. The highest peak of this Mountain range
Moola Chotok Waterfalls