Haripur District

Haripur District (Hindko, Urdu: ضلع ہری پور) is a district in the Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Before becoming a district in 1991, Haripur had the status of a tehsil in Abbottabad District.[2]: 5  It's headquarters is the city of Haripur.

ہری پور
Khanpur Dam, KPK.jpg
Badalpur Buddhist stupa and monastery (Taxila) KPK.jpg
Top: Khanpur Dam
Bottom: Buddhist remains at Badalpur
Location of Haripur District (highlighted in red).
Location of Haripur District (highlighted in red).
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
 • TypeDistrict Administration
 • Deputy CommissionerN/A
 • District Police OfficerN/A
 • District Health OfficerN/A
 • Total1,725 km2 (666 sq mi)
 • Total1,001,515
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils3
languagesHindko • Pashto • Urdu


Boundaries of Haripur

Geographically, the district borders Abbottabad District to the northeast, Mansehra District in the northeast, the Punjab to the southeast, the Buner to the northwest and Swabi to the west. The Federal Capital of Islamabad is adjacent to the district in the south.


At the time of the 2017 census the district had a population of 1,001,515, of which 498,202 were males and 503,266 females. Rural population was 868,415 (86.71%) while the urban population was 133,100 (13.29%). 1,193 people in the district were from religious minorities, mainly Christians.[1]

At the time of the 2017 census, 80.84% of the population spoke Hindko, 11.84% Pashto, 1.83% Urdu and 1.51% Punjabi as their first language.[1]

The literacy rate in the Haripur district is 72.21%, substantially higher than the literacy rate in the region of Hazara, which is 35.2%. The female literacy rate is only 61.08% compared to male literacy of 83.07%, and urban literacy rate of 82.34% is higher than the rural rate of 70.59%.


The district of Haripur was a tehsil (sub-division) of the Abbottabad District until 1992, when it became a district.[2] Currently, Haripur District is divided into three Tehsils, Haripur Tehsil, Khanpur Tehsil, and Ghazi Tehsil.[3]

Provincial AssemblyEdit

Member of Provincial Assembly Party Affiliation Constituency Year
Akbar Ayub Khan Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-40 Haripur-I 2018
Arshad Ayub Khan Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-41 Haripur-II 2018
Faisal Zaman Independent PK-42 Haripur-III 2018


Haripur District has two government-funded postgraduate colleges, providing higher-level education, as well as four-degree colleges for women. The Haripur University was established in 2012, first in March 2008 as a Haripur campus of Hazara University. The campus was upgraded to full-fledged University of Haripur (UOH) in 2012 by the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.[4][5]

In addition, the project of Pak-Austria Fachhochschule Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology has also been continuing since 2017 in Mang at Khanpur road.[6]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "District Wise Results / Tables (Census - 2017)". www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
  2. ^ a b 1998 District Census report of Haripur. Census publication. Vol. 91. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  3. ^ "District Haripur". Local Government, Elections and Rural Development Department. Retrieved 2023-04-30.
  4. ^ Newspaper, the (23 March 2012). "NEWS IN BRIEF - Approval of upgrading sub-campus of the Hazara University in Haripur to university level". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  5. ^ "University of Haripur". www.uoh.edu.pk. Retrieved 9 October 2017.
  6. ^ "PAF IAST".

Further readingEdit

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