Peshawar District

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Pashto: پېښور‎
Urdu: پشاور
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's location in the Pakistan
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's location in the Pakistan
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Capital Peshawar
 • Total 1,257 km2 (485 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 3,575,000
 • Density 2,800/km2 (7,400/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Peshawar (Pashto: پېښور) is a district located in the Pakistan Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The district seat is Peshawar. As of 2014, the population was 3,575,000, making it the most populous district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It was part of Peshawar Division until divisions were abolished as part of local government reforms in 2000.


The original district of Peshawar was a district of the North-West Frontier Province of British India.[1] At independence in 1947 the old Peshawar District became Peshawar Division, containing the current district of Peshawar.




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

  • Pashto, the Official language of the Dirtrict.
  • Khowar language, the second Co-Official language of Peshawer.
  • Urdu, the lingua franca being National language is also spoken and understood.
  • Kohistani, by people from Northern Swat and Kohistani District.

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

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


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


Map of Peshawer district

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

  • 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:[3]




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