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Balochistan, is an province of Pakistan which spreads primarily on the eastern parts of the geographic region of Balochistan. It is the largest of the country's four administrative provinces in terms of area, constituting approximately 44% of Pakistan's total land mass, and the smallest in terms of population, being home to around 10% of the country's population. Balochistan is bordered by Afghanistan to the north and north-west, Iran to the south-west, the Arabian Sea to the south, Punjab and Sindh to the east, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the north-east. Quetta is the capital and largest city of Balochistan. The main ethnic groups in the province are Baloch, Pashtuns and Brahuis, and there are relatively smaller communities of Iranians, Hazaras, Kurds, Sindhis and other settlers, including Punjabis, Uzbeks, and Turkmens. The name Balochistan means "the land of the Baloch" in many regional languages. (via Freebase)