Gwadar is one of the fastest developing Pakistan cities and the real importance of Gwadar lies in its strategic position. Gwadar was annexed by Muscat in 1797.
Location of Gwadar
The geographically important location of Gwadar greatly accounts for the fast increasing importance of this city. Gwadar is located on the very entrance leading to the Persian Gulf, on the western part of Makran in Baluchistan. The distance between Gwadar and Karachi is estimated to be almost 715km. Gwadar is located at the point of inter junction of three most economically powerful regions of the world, Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia.
Economic Significance of Gwadar
The economic significance of this Pakistan City can be well grasped from the fact that Gwadar is the Free Economic Zone and also the Duty Free Port of Pakistan. The important location of Gwadar has also made it the third Deep Sea Port of Pakistan. Gwadar is specially used as a major port for the trade transaction with East Africa, North Western India, Persian Gulf and the Central Asian Countries.
Thus, it can be concluded that Gwadar is the main commercial hub of Pakistan and is of great significance for the entire Gulf Region.
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