Location of Swabi District (highlighted in red) within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
|• District Nazim||Ameer Rehman|
|• District||1,543 km2 (596 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (PST)|
|Number of Tehsils||5|
Swabi District (Pashto: سوابۍ,Urdu: صوابی) is a district in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It lies between the Indus and Kabul Rivers. Before becoming a district in 1988, it was a tehsil within Mardan District. 96% of the population have Pashto as their first language.
|Census Year||Population||Rural Area||Urban Area|
Swabi District is now home to many excellent educational institutes. But there was no public sector university till 2012. The only degree awarding institution then was private sector Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, which was inaugurated in 1993. In 2012, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa established first public sector university in Swabi, when it upgraded Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan Swabi campus into full-flege University of Swabi while Women University Swabi was established in 2016. Swabi district also has a public sector medical college Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi, which was established in 2014.
Swabi District is currently subdivided into 4 Tehsils.
- Nigar Johar - Major General, Pakistan Army
- Junaid Khan - Cricketer
- Karnal Sher Khan - Military officer
- Khan Roshan Khan - Historian
- Muhammad Arshad Khan - Artist
- Neelam Muneer - Pakistani Actress
- Shahram Khan - Politician
- Yasir Shah - Cricketer
- Asad Qaiser - Speaker of KP Assembly
- Maulana Fazal Ali Haqqani - Minister of Education and member of the NWFP Assembly (then) now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly from 2002 to 2007
- Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum - Founder of Islamia College University
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