Karak District

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Karak, Pukhtunkhwa
Bahadur Khel salt hill
Bahadur Khel salt hill
Coordinates: 33°08′N 71°05′E / 33.133°N 71.083°E / 33.133; 71.083Coordinates: 33°08′N 71°05′E / 33.133°N 71.083°E / 33.133; 71.083
Country Pakistan
Established Karak was granted district status in July 1982
Headquarters Karak
 • District Nazim Dr Omer Daraz
 • District Naib Nazim Major Sajjad Barak
 • Total 3,372 km2 (1,302 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 430,795
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3

Karak (Pashto: کرك, Urdu: کرک‎) is a district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is situated to the south of Kohat District and on the north side of Bannu and Lakki Marwat districts on the main Indus Highway between Peshawar and Karachi - it is 123 km from the provincial capital Peshawar. It gained a district status in 1982, prior to which it was part of Kohat District.[1]:1 The total population counted in the 1998 census was 431,000.[1]:19 The major first language is Pashto spoken by 99.7% of the district's inhabitants.[1]:24

Administrative divisions[edit]

The district of Karak is administratively subdivided into three tehsils.


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  1. ^ a b c 1998 District Census report of Karak. Census publication. 97. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.