town, northeastern Balochistan province, Pakistan. The town lies just north of the Loralai River, at 4,700 feet (1,430 metres) above sea level. Founded in 1886, it is connected by road with Harnai, Zhob, Pishin, and Dera Ghazi Khan.

      The surrounding region consists of a series of long, narrow valleys hemmed in by rugged mountains varying from 3,000 to 10,000 feet (1,000 to 3,000 metres). The higher western ranges form the upper catchment area of the Anambar, or Nari, the principal river of the district. Cattle, sheep, and goat grazing is the main occupation; some cultivation is carried out in the valleys. The chief crops are wheat, millet, rice, corn (maize), and fruit (grapes, apricots, pomegranates, and melons). Pashtun are the predominant ethnic group. Pop. (1998) 31,900.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Loralai — Loralai …   Wikipedia Español

  • Loralai — is the principal city of Loralai District in the northeast of the Balochistan Province of Pakistan. It was formerly known as Bori. It is inhabited by Pashtun tribes such as Kakar, Nasir and Luni. Kakars are in majority and Nasirs essentiallty… …   Wikipedia

  • Loralai — Original name in latin Loralai Name in other language Loraiar, Loralai State code PK Continent/City Asia/Karachi longitude 30.37053 latitude 68.59798 altitude 1440 Population 37787 Date 2012 01 17 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Loralai District — Infobox Pakistan district district = Loralai District area = population = pop year = density = established = nazim = Jahanzeb Luni naib nazim = Aziz ur Rehman seats = tehsils = languages = website = caption = region = BalochistanLoralai is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Loralai District — Admin ASC 2 Code Orig. name Loralai District Country and Admin Code PK.02.1171867 PK …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Musakhel District — Musakhel (Pashto: ضلع موسی خیل) is a district in the northwest of Balochistan province of Pakistan. The language of the district are Pashto, Balochi and Jaffarki most of the people are Pashtuns Contents 1 Geography 1.1 Durug 1.2 Kingri …   Wikipedia

  • Duki — For the Polish village, see Duki, Poland. Duki …   Wikipedia

  • Khetran — The Khetran (Urdu: کھیتران ) is a Baloch tribe in Balochistan, Pakistan of Rind (tribe) origin. There is a conflict whether they were a part of Marri tribe and then broke away into seprate existance because their ruling cast Mazrani shares the… …   Wikipedia

  • Sardar Yaqoob Khan Nasar — is a former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and a famous Pashtun politician from the Balochistan Province in Pakistan. He has been returning to Parliament regularly since his first electoral win in 1985. He has remained a Federal and… …   Wikipedia

  • Лоралай — Город Лоралай англ. Loralai Страна ПакистанПакистан …   Википедия

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.