Pishin, Pakistan

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Pishin
  • پښين
  • پشین‎
City
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Coordinates: 30°35′05″N 66°59′41″E / 30.584809°N 66.994775°E / 30.584809; 66.994775Coordinates: 30°35′05″N 66°59′41″E / 30.584809°N 66.994775°E / 30.584809; 66.994775
CountryPakistan
ProvinceBalochistan
DistrictPishin
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerZafar Ali[1]
 • Assistant ComissionerEjaz Sarwar[2]
Area
 • Total7,819 km2 (3,019 sq mi)
Elevation
1,555 m (5,102 ft)
Highest elevation
1,700 m (5,500 ft)
Lowest elevation
1,400 m (4,500 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Estimate 
(1998)
20,479
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Calling code826[3]

Pishin (Urdu: پشین) is a small town in Pishin District, Balochistan, Pakistan. In 2022, about 20.000 people lived there. The city is the capital of the district. The city is located in the east of the Balochistan province at 30°35'0N 67°0'0E near the border with Afghanistan with an altitude of 1555 metres (5104 feet). Tremors from the 2008 Ziarat earthquake were felt in the town. Today, the area around the city is mostly known for producing fruit. Most of the people in the area are ethnic Pashtuns.

Bus routes connect the city to other cities in Pakistan, and Afghanistan. There also is a railway line and a small airport.

Notable people[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "DC Pishin transfered [sic]". The Nation (newspaper). 7 November 2021. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  2. "Three criminals arrested in Pishin". The Nation (newspaper). 14 January 2022. Retrieved 8 February 2022.
  3. "National Dialing Codes". PTCL. Archived from the original on 9 November 2015. Retrieved 8 February 2022.