Map of Balochistan with Nasirabad District highlighted
|Headquarters||Dera Murad Jamali|
|• Deputy Commissioner||[Younus Sanjrani]|
|• Total||3,387 km2 (1,308 sq mi)|
|• Density||140/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
The original name of the district was Temple Dera, named after Captain H. M. Temple, a career British civil servant, who served as the Political Agent for Sibi from 1891 to 1892. Among the local population it is still known as 'Tipul', a corruption of the word 'temple'.
Formerly part of Kalat District, Nasirabad was granted the status of a separate district in 1974, while in 1987 the new district of Jaffarabad was cleaved out of it. For three years, from July 1987 to December 1990, it was known as Tahseel Tamboo. Tamboo is a small village 40 km west of Dera Murad Jamali.
These tehsils are further divided into union councils. Currently, there are 31 union councils and one municipal committee in the district:
Tehsil Dera Murad Jamali
- Municipal Committee Dera Murad Jamali
- Union Council Quba Sher Khan Sharqi
- Union Council Quba Sher Khan Gharbi
- Union Council Naseer Khan Umrani
- Union Council Jhuder Shimali
- Union Council Bedar Androon Sharqi
- Union Council Bedar Gharbi
- Union Council Manjhoti Sharqi
- Union Council Sardar Shahzada Khan Umrani
- Union Council Sikandarabad
- Union Council Manjhoti Gharbi
- Union Council Jhuder Janubi
- Union Council Chhatter
- Union Council Phuleji
- Union Council Shah Pur
- Union Council Daulat Ghari Mir Nabi Bakhsh Khan
- Union Council Daulat Ghari Mir Hassan Khosa
- Union Council Shori Drabi
- Union Council Manjhoo Shoori
- Union Council Aeri
- Union Council Gola Wah
- Union Council Ali Abad Shumali
- Union Council Mir Behram Khan Buledi
- Union Council Qadir Abad
- Union Council Kharoos Wah
- Union Council Fateh Mohammad
- Union Council Mir Wah
- Union Council Abdullah Bari
- Union Council Ali Abad
Tehsil Baba Kot
- Union Council Garhi Rehman
- Union Council Baba Kot
- Union Council Kuhna Tamboo
The population at the 1998 census was 246,000. The predominant religion is Islam, accounting for 99% of the district's inhabitants, while the major first languages reported in 1998 were Balochi (55%), Sindhi (31%) and Saraiki (6.1%). Brahui is also spoken.
- "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 August 2017.
- PCO 1999, p. 13.
- \"Tehsils & Unions in the District of Nasirabad – Government of Pakistan". Archived from the original on 26 March 2012.
- PCO 1999, p. 29.
- PCO 1999, p. 33.
- PCO 1999, p. 34.
- 1998 District census report of Nasirabad. Census publication. 26. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999.