Frontier Region Tank

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Location of the Frontier Regions in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas

The Frontier Region Tank (often abbreviated as FR Tank) is a small administrative unit in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan. The region is named after Tank District which lies to the south-east and also borders the South Waziristan Agency to the north, south and west and Lakki Marwat District to the north-east.[1] The capital is Jandola however it is administered by the district coordination officer (DCO) of Tank District.[2] The overall administration of the Frontier Regions is carried out by the FATA Secretariat based in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

Geography and climate[edit]

The region is mostly covered by the dry Bhittani hills, gradually sloping from north-west towards south-east.[1] The highest point of the region is 1,943 m (6,375 ft) above sea level. Most of the streams which originate from the region are seasonal and normally end up in the arid plains of Dera Ismail Khan District.[1]

The region experiences hot summers and cold winters.[1] The summer season is from April to October with June, July and August as the hottest months.[1] The winter season is from November to March with December, January and February as the coldest months.[1]


The 1998 census counted a total population of 27,200.[3]:5 Pashto is the first language of 97.5% of the population, and Punjabi – of 2.1%.[3]:6 The main tribe in the region is the Bhittani, who also inhabit the frontier regions of Dera Ismail Khan and Bannu.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Historical and administrative profile of the FR Tank". FATA Secretariat. Archived from the original on December 3, 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  2. ^ "Administrative System". FATA Secretariat. Archived from the original on March 30, 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-05. 
  3. ^ a b 1998 census report of Tribal Area Adjoining Tank District. Census publication. 149. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2001. 

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Coordinates: 32°24′N 70°22′E / 32.4°N 70.36°E / 32.4; 70.36