Fun Facts about Balochistan

1. Balochistan translates to ‘the land of the Baloch’, in many regional languages. 

2. The country is dominated by natural resources, especially its natural gas fields which supply natural gas to the entire country

3. Balochistan is Pakistan’s biggest province in terms of its area, covering 44% of Pakistan (134,050 square miles)

4. The camel is the provincial animal of Balochistan

5. A vast variety of languages are spoken in Balochistan, ranging from Makrani, Rukhshani, Sulemani, Pashto, Brahui, Lasi, Urdu, Punjabi, Hazargi, Sindhi, Saraiki, Dehvari, Dari, Tajik, Hindko, Uzbik, and Hindki

6. The climate of Balochistan is very extreme. The highest temperature recorded was 53 degrees in Sibi in 2010 7. The Gwadar Port is located in Balochistan and is an operator for the China Overseas Port Holding Company

8. The Sulaiman Mountains are the southern extension of the Hindu Khush Range.In Balochistan its highest peak is Zarghun Ghar at 3,578 meters (11,739 ft.)


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