Gwadar is spread over an area of aprox.1.52 million hectares or 15,216 square kilometers. It is one of attractive coastal area of the region. Gwadar name is composed of two balochi words, which are "Gwad" and "Darr" meaning "AIR" and "Door" respectively. Therefore door of Air, Air way, Breeze way can be termed for Gwadar in literary terms.
Gwadar is bounded on the north by Kech and Awaran districts, on the east by Awaran and Lasbela districts, on the south by the Arabian Sea, and on the west by Iran. Geographical location of Gwadar has a significant importance in the international trade routes. Sea routes leading to and from Gulf estates and eastern hemisphere of the world passes along Gwadar. Development of Gwadar port has made Gwadar as one of the vital transit ports of this region.
Nationally, Gwadar with its 600 Km coast line covers major portion of the coastal belt of Pakistan. It is linked to Karachi through Mekran costal highway and RCD highway that connects Pasni, Ormara, Lasbella and Hub. It has also been linked through Turbat Hoshab road to Turbat, Hoshab, Punjgur, Surab and Quetta. Gwadar is also linked on the west to Iran by road and sea which passes through Jewani.
The society is semi tribal and liberal as far as political, investment and family decision making is concerned. Baloch tribes i-e Kauhda’s, Meers, Kalmati, Dashti and Rind are among prominent tribes in Gwadar.
Leading job provider sectors of the District Gwadar include Fisheries, cross border trade, Real estate trading, construction, Transportation, service sector and Government and non-government agencies.