• balochistan

    balochistan region in pink
    balochistan region in pink
    •  afghanistan
    •  iran
    •  pakistan
     • totalc. 18–19 million[1][2][3]
     • ethnic groupsbaloch
     • languagesbalochi
    minor: brahui, pashto, persian, urdu
    largest cities
    • quetta
    • turbat
    • zahedan
    • khuzdar
    • zaranj
    • uthal
    • iranshahr
    • dera allah yar
    • sibi
    • kalat
    • d.m. jamali
    • dera bugti
    • gwadar
    • chabahar
    • nushki

    balochistan[4] (n/; balochi: بلوچِستان‎; also baluchistan or baluchestan, meaning the "land of the baloch") is an arid desert and mountainous region in south-western asia. it comprises the pakistani province of balochistan, the iranian province of sistan and baluchestan, and the southern areas of afghanistan, including nimruz, helmand and kandahar provinces.[5][6] balochistan borders the pashtunistan region to the north, sindh and punjab to the east, and persian regions to the west. south of its southern coastline, including the makran coast, are the arabian sea and the gulf of oman.

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Balochistan region in pink
Balochistan region in pink
 • Totalc. 18–19 million[1][2][3]
 • Ethnic groupsBaloch
 • LanguagesBalochi
Minor: Brahui, Pashto, Persian, Urdu
Largest cities

Balochistan[4] (n/; Balochi: بلوچِستان‎; also Baluchistan or Baluchestan, meaning the "Land of the Baloch") is an arid desert and mountainous region in south-western Asia. It comprises the Pakistani province of Balochistan, the Iranian province of Sistan and Baluchestan, and the southern areas of Afghanistan, including Nimruz, Helmand and Kandahar provinces.[5][6] Balochistan borders the Pashtunistan region to the north, Sindh and Punjab to the east, and Persian regions to the west. South of its southern coastline, including the Makran Coast, are the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman.