Map of Balochistan with Panjgur District highlighted
|o Current Member of Provincial Assembly||mmeer Asadullah baloch|
|o Total||16,891 km2 (6,522 sq mi)|
|o Density||19/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|Number of Tehsils||3|
Panjgur (Balochi and Urdu: ) is a district in the west Balochistan province of Pakistan. Panjgur was one of three districts of Makran District until 1 July 1977, when the district became a part of Makran Division. The other two districts of Makran Division are Kech (Turbat) and Gwadar. Chitkan is the district headquarter. Panjgur has sixteen (16) Union Councils. .
Panjgur (literally: Five Graves) is home to several archaeological sites, including centuries-old tombs, an old dam called Band-e-Gillar, remnants of a fort at Khudabadan (the historical fort of Nawab Kharan) and some remnants of the old port of Issai. The seasonal Rakshan River flows right in the middle of Panjgur, dividing it into two parts, the northern and southern Panjgur.
In Iranian languages "panj" means "five" and "gor" means "graves". There are five popular graves in this district, which give it the name Panjgur or Panjgor.
Panjgur Airport (IATA: PJG, ICAO: OPPG) is a domestic airport. Its short runway stretches only 1524 meters. PIA started flights to Sharjah in 2013 but these have been suspended by PIA. People in Panjgur normally travel by buses to bigger cities like Quetta and Karachi.