Peshawar District

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Peshawar
Pashto: پېښور‎
Hindko: پيشور
Urdu: پشاور
District
Location of Peshawar District (highlighted in yellow) within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa map
Location of Peshawar District (highlighted in yellow) within the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa map
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Capital Peshawar
Area
 • Total 1,257 km2 (485 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,650,000
 • Density 1,606.3/km2 (4,160/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Peshawar (Pashto: پېښور) is a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Until divisions were abolished as part of local government reforms in 2000 it was part of Peshawar Division. The city of Peshawar, as well as being the provincial capital, is the capital of the district. The area of the district is 1,257 km2, and at the 1998 Pakistan Census it had a population of 4,650,000 (up from 1,113,303 at the previous 1981 Census).

Civic administration of Peshawar District[edit]

Under the latest revision of Pakistan's administrative structure, promulgated in 2001, Peshawar was given status as a city district, and divided into four towns. Each town in turn consists of a group of union councils (UCs).

Administrative towns[edit]

  1. Peshawar Town I
  2. Peshawar Town II
  3. Peshawar Town III
  4. Peshawar Town IV

Administration[edit]

Map of Peshawer district

The district is represented in the provincial assembly by eleven elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies:[1]

  • PK-1 (Peshawar-1)
  • PK-2 (Peshawar-2)
  • PK-3 (Peshawar-3)
  • PK-4 (Peshawar-4)
  • PK-5 (Peshawar-5)
  • PK-6 (Peshawar-6)
  • PK-7 (Peshawar-7)
  • PK-8 (Peshawar-8)
  • PK-9 (Peshawar-9)
  • PK-10 (Peshawar-10)
  • PK-11 (Peshawar-11)

The district is represented in the provincial assembly by two elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies:[2]

Languages[edit]

The main language of the district is Pashto, other languages spoken in the district are listed below:

Other languages include Gojri, Kashmiri, Shina, Romani, Burushaski, Wakhi, Balti, Balochi, Brahui, Sindhi and English (official and used in tourism).

Only Urdu and English are found as written languages in the city, with Pashto to a much smaller extent.

History[edit]

The original district of Peshawar was a district of the North-West Frontier Province of British India.[3] At independence in 1947 the old Peshawar District became Peshawar Division, containing the current district of Peshawar.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 34°00′N 71°45′E / 34.000°N 71.750°E / 34.000; 71.750