Dasu

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Dasu
داسو
Dassu
District Headquarter
Dasu is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Dasu
Dasu
Dasu is located in Pakistan
Dasu
Dasu
Coordinates: 35°16′16″N 73°13′24″E / 35.27111°N 73.22333°E / 35.27111; 73.22333Coordinates: 35°16′16″N 73°13′24″E / 35.27111°N 73.22333°E / 35.27111; 73.22333
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Upper Kohistan
Elevation 841 m (2,759 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Dasu or Dassu (Abasin Kohistani/Pashto/Urdu: داسو) is the district headquarters of Upper Kohistan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It had 15 Union Councils before the separation of the Kandia valley. Since its being named as Tehsil, the Dasu subdivision has 11 Union Councils. The total population of Dasu according to 1998 Census was 137,519, in 21,487 households.

Climate[edit]

With a mild and generally warm and temperate climate, Dasu features a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) under the Köppen climate classification. The average temperature in Dasu is 19.5 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 648 mm. Even in the driest months, there is a lot of precipitation. November is the driest month with 13 mm of precipitation, while July, the wettest month, has an average precipitation of 93 mm.

July is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 29.4 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 7.7 °C.

Famous Surname[edit]

Though the origin of this district's name remains ambiguous, "Dasu" happens to be a very common surname in Pakistan, India, and among diaspora in Canada and the U.K.

Climate data for Dasu
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.0
(55.4)
15.7
(60.3)
20.8
(69.4)
26.0
(78.8)
31.4
(88.5)
36.6
(97.9)
36.0
(96.8)
34.7
(94.5)
32.6
(90.7)
27.9
(82.2)
22.0
(71.6)
15.3
(59.5)
26
(78.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.7
(45.9)
10.1
(50.2)
14.7
(58.5)
19.6
(67.3)
24.4
(75.9)
29.1
(84.4)
29.4
(84.9)
28.5
(83.3)
25.7
(78.3)
20.3
(68.5)
14.7
(58.5)
9.5
(49.1)
19.5
(67.1)
Average low °C (°F) 2.5
(36.5)
4.6
(40.3)
8.7
(47.7)
13.3
(55.9)
17.4
(63.3)
21.7
(71.1)
22.9
(73.2)
22.3
(72.1)
18.8
(65.8)
12.8
(55)
7.5
(45.5)
3.7
(38.7)
13
(55.4)
Source: Climate-Data.org[1]


Languages[edit]

Abasin Kohistani (Maiya) is the main language natively spoken in the Dasu town. Pashto and Urdu are also used.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate: Dasu - Climate-Data.org". Retrieved 15 September 2016.