Information about quetta
Quetta, also Kwatah, city, western Pakistan, capital of Baluchistan Province. It is an important trade center; other industries include fruit canning and chromite mining. In 1876 the British acquired Quetta by treaty with the khan of Kalāt. The city was capital of the British province of Baluchistan until that province became part of Pakistan in 1947. Population (1998) 560,307.