Balakot Tehsil

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This article is about Balakot Tehsil. For Balakot Town, see Balakot. For the village in Nepal, see Balakot, Nepal.
Mansehra District SubDiv.svg
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Mansehra
 • Assistant Commissioner Muhammad Ali Asghar (P.A.S.)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of towns 1
Number of Union Councils 16

Balakot Tehsil (Urdu: تحصیل بالاکوٹ‎) is a subdivision of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Balakot is the main city of this area. It was one of the towns which was most damaged in the 2005 Kashmir earthquake on 8 October 2005 [1] and an estimated 80% of the buildings there were destroyed. Villages were badly affected and landslides cut off thousands of people from Balakot where relief workers had been helping the survivors.[2]


Balakot Tehsil consists of 12 Union Councils:[3]