Washuk

Washuk District is located in province of Balochistan in Pakistan. It is a district in Balochistan. This district is best known internationally as the location of Shamsi Airfield. This town is located at the center of the district. The places around this district are Mashkel is at the western corner and Basima at the eastern corner. The other adjoining districts are KharanChagaiKalatKhuzdarAwaran and Panjgur.

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This district mainly consists of sandy, mountainous, and granular plain area. Agriculture is the major source of livelihood. The major crop cultivated here is wheat. This city is also known for fruits. Dates are the most common fruit in Mashkhel and in Washuk, and melons, watermelons, apples, pomegranates, cherries, grapes, peaches, plums, and pears are also produced.Pulses and oil seeds are cultivated in a limited area.

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The climate of this district varies across subdistricts. During the summer, days are hot but nights are very pleasant and cool. The winter is dry and moderately cold.

Desert lakes are located here. Hamun e-Mashkel, the largest seasonal desert lake in Pakistan, is located in this district. Hamun e-Mashkel is approximately 85 km long and 35 km wide. When dry, the lake bed consists of sun-cracked clay, oxidized pebbles, salty marshes, and crescent-shaped moving sand dunes.

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