Attock District

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Attock
اٹک
District
Country Pakistan
Province Punjab
Headquarter Attock
Government
 • Members of National Assembly Sheikh Aftab Ahmed (NA-57)
Malik Ihtebar Khan (NA-58)
Muhammad Zain Elahi (NA-59)
Area
 • Total 6,857 km2 (2,648 sq mi)
Elevation 2,758 m (9,049 ft)
Time zone PKT (UTC+5)
Languages Punjabi, Urdu and Pashto
No. of Tehsils 6
Tehsils Attock
Fateh Jang
Hazro
Hassan Abdal
Jand
Pindi Gheb

Attock District (Urdu: ضِلع اٹک‎) is a district in Pothohar Plateau of the Punjab Province of Pakistan. Attock is the capital of the district.

The district was created in April 1904[1] by the merging tehsils of nearby districts. Today the District consists of 6 tehsils that are Attock, Fateh Jang, Hazro, Hassan Abdal, Jand and Pindi Gheb.

It is located in the north of the Punjab province, Attock district is bordered by Chakwal to its south, Mianwali to its south west, Rawalpindi to its east, Kohat to its west, Nowshera to its north west and Swabi and Haripur to its north.

History[edit]

The original name of Attock District was Attock. It was changed to Campbellpur after the Commander-in-Chief of British forces Sir Colin Campbell who rebuilt the city of Campbellpur. The name of the district was changed to Attock as of 1978 again.[2] Attock city is the district headquarters.

Population[edit]

According to the 1998 census of Pakistan the district had a population of 1,274,935 of which 20.45% were urban,[3] The estimated population in 2008 was 1.58 million.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district of Attock is divided into six tehsils[4] which contain a total of 72 Union Councils.[5]

Education[edit]

Attock has a total of 1,287 government schools out of which 51 percent (657 schools) are for girl students. The district has an enrolment of 224,487 in public sector schools.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazetteer of the Attock District 1930, Punjab Government, Lahore 1932. Reprinted version: Sang-e-Meel Publications, Lahore, 1989
  2. ^ "Official Website". Attock Police. Archived from the original on 27 September 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2007. 
  3. ^ "Pakistan: Population 1901–98". Urban Resource Centre. Archived from the original on 11 March 2007. Retrieved 3 July 2007. 
  4. ^ "Tehsils of district Attock". Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Union Councils of district Attock". Retrieved 23 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Punjab Annual Schools Census Data 2014-15". Retrieved 23 August 2016.