Divisions and Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) of Pakistan:

 

After the merger of Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) this question is very prominent that how many Divisions and Districts are in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). In this article, we will define and discuss in detail all the Divisions and Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan.

Divisions and Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)

Divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)

In Pakistan, there are some divided administrative part called divisions. While these division are further subdivided into districts, then tehsils and eventually union councils(UC). However, It is worth noted that in Pakistan these divisions were abolished in 2000, however again restored in 2008.

How many divisions are there in The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)?

The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) after Fata Merger consist of 7 (seven) divisions.

There are 7 divisions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan:

  1. Bannu Division.
  2. Dera Ismail Khan Division.
  3. Hazara Division.
  4. Kohat Division.
  5. Malakand Division.
  6. Mardan Division.
  7. Peshawar Division.




Districts of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)

District is the third order administrative unit of Pakistan, below provinces and divisions. Further, the District is divided into tehsils. However, the district is the first tier of local government. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province has 34 (thirty-four) districts. Peshawar is the biggest district of KPK by population, but Lower Chitral is the largest district of KPK by area. While Torghar is smallest district by area and by population of KPK.

How many districts are there in The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)?

The province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) after Fata Merger consist of 34 (thirty-four) districts

There are 34 (thirty-four) districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), Pakistan:

  1. Abbottabad
  2. Bajaur
  3. Bannu
  4. Batagram
  5. Buner
  6. Charsadda
  7. Chitral
  8. Dera Ismail Khan
  9. Hangu
  10. Haripur
  11. Karak
  12. Khyber
  13. Kohat
  14. Kolai Pallas
  15. Kurram
  16. Lakki Marwat
  17. Lower Dir
  18. Lower Kohistan
  19. Malakand
  20. Mansehra
  21. Mardan
  22. Mohmand
  23. North Waziristan
  24. Nowshera
  25. Orakzai
  26. Peshawar
  27. Shangla
  28. South Waziristan
  29. Swabi
  30. Swat
  31. Tank
  32. Tor Ghar
  33. Upper Dir
  34. Upper Kohistan

 

1. Bannu Division

Bannu Division

District Headquarters Area (km²) Population (2017) Density (people/km²)
Bannu Bannu 1,972 1,211,006 952
Lakki Marwat Lakki Marwat 3,296 902,541 277
North Waziristan Miranshah 4,707 543,254 115

2. Dera Ismail Khan Division

Dera Ismail Khan Division

District Headquarters Area (km²) Population (2017) Density (people/km²)
Dera Ismail Khan Dera Ismail Khan 9,334 1,695,688 222
South Waziristan Wana 6,620 679,185 103
Tank Tank 2,900 428,274 233

3. Hazara Division

3. Hazara Division

District Headquarters Area (km²) Population (2017) Density (people/km²)
Abbottabad Abbottabad 1,967 1,332,912 785
Battagram Battagram 1,301 476,612 366
Haripur Haripur 1,725 1,003,031 581
Kolai Pallas 275,461
Lower Kohistan Pattan 202,933
Mansehra Mansehra 4,579 1,556,460 340
Torghar Judba 497 171,395 345
Upper Kohistan Dasu 306,774

4. Kohat Division

Kohat Division

District Headquarters Area (km²) Population (2017) Density (people/km²)
Hangu Hangu 1,097 518,798 473
Karak Karak 3,372 706,299 209
Kohat Kohat 2,991 1,112,452 390
Kurram Parachinar 3,380 619,553 201
Orakzai District Kalaya 1,538 254,356 165

5. Mardan Division

Mardan Division

District Headquarters Area (km²) Population (2017) Density (people/km²)
Mardan Mardan 1,632 2,373,061 1,454
Swabi Swabi 1,543 1,624,616 1,053

6. Malakand Division

Malakand Division

District Headquarters Area (km²) Population (2017) Density (people/km²)
Bajaur Khar 1,290 1,093,684 848
Buner Daggar 1,865 897,319 481
Chitral Chitral 14,850 447,362 30
Malakand Batkhela 952 720,295 757
Lower Dir Timergara 1,582 1,435,917 908
Shangla Alpuri 1,586 757,810 478
Swat Saidu Sharif 5,337 2,309,570 433
Upper Dir Dir 3,699 946,421 256

7. Peshawar Division

Peshawar Division

District Headquarters Area (km²) Population (2017) Density (people/km²)
Charsadda Charsadda 996 1,616,198 1,623
Khyber Landi Kotal 2,576 986,973 383
Mohmand Ghalanai 2,296 466,984 203
Nowshera Nowshera 1,748 1,518,540 869
Peshawar Peshawar 1,518 4,333,770 3,396

Source: Official Notification of Divisions and Districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) After merging of FATA

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