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Town and union council
Thakot is located in Pakistan
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 34°45′N 72°55′E / 34.750°N 72.917°E / 34.750; 72.917
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Battagram District
Elevation 1,131 m (3,713 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Thakot (Urdu: تھاکوٹ ‎) is a tribal town on the Indus River in Battagram District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. It is also one of twenty Union Councils of Battagram District, and one of twelve in Battagram Tehsil.[1] It is located at 34°45'0N 72°55'0E at an altitude of 1131 m (3713 ft),[2] Illiteracy is at apex in Thakot, Thats why people here rely mostly on smuggling, robbery, murder etc to feed their wives and children.


Most of the people living here belong to the Swati tribe.[citation needed]. Mangian families are also living in Thakot. The people of the Thakot speak Pashto, Hindko and educated people also speak Urdu. The population of Pakistan became predominantly Muslim due to missionary Sufi saints whose dargahs dot the landscape of country.


The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is building 2,800 MW Hydel Power Project Thakot at an estimated cost of $5 billion. The Pakistan government has proposed Russian cooperation in the project.[3]


Coordinates: 34°45′0″N 72°55′0″E / 34.75000°N 72.91667°E / 34.75000; 72.91667