Hangu District, Pakistan
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Location of Hangu District (highlighted in red) within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa map
|• Total||1,097 km2 (424 sq mi)|
|• Density||287/km2 (740/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
Hangu is a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The district takes its name from the town of Hangu, which is its administrative centre. The name Hangu may also sometimes be applied to the Miranzai Valley which is partly within the district, bordering the Samana Range.
Pashto is the main language spoken in darsamand jhandi, Bannu specific Khattak dialect but a small number of people speak Punjabi (in its Majhi, Saraiki and Hindko dialects). Urdu, being the National language, is also spoken and understood.
Hangu district is divided into two tehsils, Hangu and Thall –
The district comprises two constituencies for the Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: The Pakistan Muslim League (N) (PML-N) has an overwhelming majority here. NA9 and now NA16 have been the stronghold of the party. Maulvi Naimatullah, Syed Ifthikhar Hussain Gilani and Javed Ibrahim Piracha have won consecutively since 1985. In the 2002 elections, PML-N did not run a candidate, but in 2008, Dr. Farooq Bangash, the PML-N NA16 Candidate, was forced to surrender by the party leadership to ANP Syed Haider Ali Shah, who won marginally from Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). In the provincial assembly, PML-N has never showed any significant role.
Government High School Ibrahim Zai is located in the district. Aitzaz Hasan was a student of this school who was killed in January 2014 while trying to prevent a suicide bomber from entering his school.
- Lou Johnson (2006–2008). "Photo 101101 - Train passes cultivated fields between Kohat at Hangu - Pakistan". Worldwide Photo Essays. Walking Britain. Retrieved 2009-01-11.