Districts of Pakistan

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The Districts of Pakistan (Urdu: اِضلاعِ پاكِستان‎); are the third-order administrative divisions of Pakistan, below provinces and divisions, but forming the first tier of local government. In total, there are 130 districts in Pakistan, including the Islamabad Capital Territory, 10 districts in Pakistan's dependent territory of Azad Kashmir, and 14 districts in Pakistan's dependent territory of Gilgit Baltistan.[2][3] Districts are divided into tehsils, which are further divided into union councils.

Districts of Pakistan, Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit-Baltistan
Pakistan Districts.svg
CategoryDistricts
(third-order administrative divisions)
Number130 (as of 2017)
PopulationsGreatest: Lahore, Punjab—11,126,285 (2017 census)[1]
Least: Awaran, Balochistan—121,660 (2017 census)[1]
AreasLargest: Chagai, Balochistan—44,748 km2 (17,277 sq mi)
Smallest: Torghar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa—497 km2 (192 sq mi)
GovernmentDistrict, Tehsil, Union Council

HistoryEdit

In 1947, when Pakistan gained independence, there were 124 districts. In 1969, two new districts (Tangail and Patuakhali) in East Pakistan were formed, bringing the total to 126. After the independence of Bangladesh, Pakistan lost 20 of its districts, resulting in a total of 106 districts. In 2001, the number was reduced to 102 by the merger of the five districts of Karachi Central, Karachi East, Karachi South, Karachi West, and Malir to form the new Karachi District. The number of districts rose to 106 again in December 2004, when four new districts were created in the province of Sindh, one of which (Umerkot) had existed from 2000 and three (Kashmore, Qambar and Jamshoro) which were newly created.[4][a] The new districts were carved out of Mirpur Khas, Jacobabad, Larkana and Dadu Districts respectively. In May 2005, the Punjab provincial government created a new district by raising the status of Nankana Sahib from a tehsil of Sheikhupura District to a district in its own right.[5][b] On July 11, 2011, the Sindh Government restored the districts of Karachi Central, Karachi East, Karachi South, Karachi West, and Malir, and later, in 2013, the district of Korangi was created from part of the Karachi East District. In Azad Jammu and Kashmir, a second tier of government consisting of three administrative divisions was created. In Gilgit–Baltistan, a second tier of government consisting of three divisions was created. In 2018, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) were merged with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, and the FATA agencies were converted into districts.

The Chagai District is the largest district of Pakistan by area, whereas the Lahore District is the largest by population, with a total population of 11,126,285 at the 2017 census. The Quetta District is the largest district of Balochistan by population, with a total population of 2,275,699 at the 2017 census. The Bahawalpur District is the largest district of Punjab by area. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the Chitral District is the largest by area, and the Peshawar District is the largest by population, with a population of 4,269,079 at the 2017 census. Sindh's largest district by area is the Tharparkar District,[6]and its largest by population is the Karachi West District, with a population of 3,914,757 at the 2017 census. The combined population of the six districts of the Karachi Division is over 16 million at the 2017 census, giving an average population of those six districts at more than 2.675 million each. The Neelum District and the Kotli District are the largest districts of Azad Kashmir by area and population, respectively. For Gilgit-Baltistan, the Gilgit District is the largest by both area and population.


PakistanEdit

 
Districts of Pakistan
Sr. No. Province / Capital territory Districts Area
(km2)
Population
(2017)[7]
Density
(people/km2)
Country of Comparable Size
1 Balochistan 34[8] 347,190 12,344,408 35.55   Germany
2 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 36[9] 101,741 35,525,047 349.17   Iceland
3 Punjab 36[10] 205,345 110,012,442 535.74   Belarus
4 Sindh 29[11] 140,914 47,886,051 339.82   Tajikistan
5 Islamabad Capital Territory 1 906 2,006,572 2,214.76   São Tomé and Príncipe

Azad Jammu and KashmirEdit

Sr. No. Dependent territory Districts Area
(km2)
Population
(2017)[12]
Density
(people/km2)
Country of Comparable Size
6 Azad Jammu and Kashmir 10 13,297 4,045,366 304.23   Montenegro

Gilgit-BaltistanEdit

Sr. No. Dependent territory Districts Area
(km2)
Population
(2017)[13]
Density
(people/km2)
Country of Comparable Size
7 Gilgit-Baltistan 14 72,971 3,500,000 47.96   Sierra Leone


Districts of PakistanEdit

BalochistanEdit

 
Districts of Balochistan
Sr. No. District Headquarters Area
(km2)
Population
(2017)[14]
Density
(people/km2)
Division
1 Awaran Awaran 29,510[15] 122,011 4 Kalat
2 Barkhan Barkhan 3,514 171,556 48.8 Zhob
4 Chagai Chagai 44,748[16] 226,008 5 Quetta
3 Dera Bugti Dera Bugti 10,160 312,603 31 Sibi
5 Gwadar Gwadar 12,637 263,514 21 Makran
6 Harnai[17] Harnai 4,096 97,017 24 Sibi
7 Jafarabad Dera Allahyar 2,445 513,813 210 Nasirabad
8 Jhal Magsi Jhal Magsi 3,615 149,225 41 Nasirabad
9 Kachhi Dhadar 7,499 237,030 32 Nasirabad
10 Kalat Kalat 6,622 412,232 62 Kalat
11 Kech Turbat 22,539 909,116 40 Makran
12 Kharan Kharan 8,958 156,152 17 Kalat
13 Khuzdar Khuzdar 35,380 802,207 23 Kalat
14 Killa Abdullah Chaman 3,293 757,578 230 Quetta
15 Killa Saifullah Killa Saifullah 6,831 342,814 50 Zhob
16 Kohlu Kohlu 7,610 214,350 28 Sibi
17 Lasbela Uthal 15,153 574,292 38 Kalat
18 Lehri Bakhtiarabad 9,830 118,046 12 Nasirabad
19 Loralai Loralai 9,830 397,400 40 Zhob
20 Mastung Mastung 5,896 266,461 45 Kalat
21 Musakhel Musa Khel Bazar 5,728 167,017 29 Zhob
22 Nasirabad Dera Murad Jamali 3,387 490,538 145 Nasirabad
23 Nushki[18] Nushki 5,797 178,796 31 Quetta
24 Panjgur Panjgur 16,891 316,385 19 Makran
25 Pishin Pishin 7,819 736,481 94 Quetta
26 Quetta Quetta 2,653 2,275,699 858 Quetta
27 Sherani Sherani 2,800 153,116 55 Zhob
28 Sibi Sibi 7,796 135,572 17 Sibi
29 Sohbatpur Sohbatpur 1,412 200,538 142 Nasirabad
30 Washuk Washuk 29,510 176,206 6 Kalat
31 Zhob Zhob 20,297 310,544 15 Zhob
32 Ziarat Ziarat 1,489 160,422 108 Kalat
33 Duki Zhob 153,000 Zhob

Khyber PakhtunkhwaEdit

 
Districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Sr. No. District Headquarters Area
(km2)
Population
(2017)[1]
Density
(people/km2)
Division
1 Abbottabad Abbottabad 1,967 1,332,912 785 Hazara
2 Bajaur Khar 1,290 1,093,684 848 Malakand
3 Bannu Bannu 1,227 1,167,892 952 Bannu
4 Battagram Battagram 1,301 476,612 366 Hazara
5 Buner Daggar 1,865 897,319 481 Malakand
6 Charsadda Charsadda 996 1,616,198 1,623 Peshawar
7 Chitral Chitral 14,850 447,362 30 Malakand
8 Dera Ismail Khan Dera Ismail Khan 7,326 1,627,132 222 Dera Ismail Khan
9 Hangu Hangu 1,097 518,798 473 Kohat
10 Haripur Haripur 1,725 1,003,031 581 Hazara
11 Karak Karak 3,372 706,299 209 Kohat
12 Khyber Landi Kotal 2,576 986,973 383 Peshawar
13 Kohat Kohat 2,545 993,874 390 Kohat
14 Kurram Parachinar 3,380 619,553 201 Kohat
15 Lakki Marwat Lakki Marwat 3,164 876,182 277 Bannu
16 Lower Dir Timergara 1,582 1,435,917 908 Malakand
17 Lower Kohistan Pattan 7,492 784,711* 105 Hazara
18 Malakand Batkhela 952 720,295 757 Malakand
19 Mansehra Mansehra 4,579 1,556,460 340 Hazara
20 Mardan Mardan 1,632 2,373,061 1,454 Mardan
21 Mohmand Ghalanai 2,296 466,984 203 Peshawar
22 North Waziristan Miranshah 4,707 543,254  115 Bannu
23 Nowshera Nowshera 1,748 1,518,540 869 Peshawar
24 Orakzai Kalaya 1,538 254,356 165 Kohat
25 Peshawar Peshawar 1,257 4,269,079 3,396 Peshawar
26 Shangla Alpuri 1,586 757,810 478 Malakand
27 South Waziristan Wana 6,620 679,185  103 Dera Ismail Khan
28 Swabi Swabi 1,543 1,624,616 1,053 Mardan
29 Swat Saidu Sharif 5,337 2,309,570 433 Malakand
30 Tank Tank 1,679 391,885 233 Dera Ismail Khan
31 Torghar Judba 497 171,395 345 Hazara
32 Upper Dir Dir 3,699 946,421 256 Malakand
33 Upper Kohistan Dasu 7,492 784,711* 105 Hazara

Note: Recently merged 7 agencies and Frontier Regions of FATA in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa included in the list. Population and area of Frontier Regions is merged in respective districts.

PunjabEdit

 
Districts of Punjab
Sr. No. District Headquarters Area
(km2)
Population
(2017)
Density
(people
per
km2)
Division
1 Attock Attock 6,858 1,883,556 275 Rawalpindi
2 Bahawalnagar Bahawalnagar 8,878 2,981,919 336 Bahawalpur
3 Bahawalpur Bahawalpur 24,830 3,668,106 148 Bahawalpur
4 Bhakkar Bhakkar 8,153 1,650,518 202 Sargodha
5 Chakwal Chakwal 6,524 1,495,982 229 Rawalpindi
6 Chiniot Chiniot 2,643 1,369,740 518 Faisalabad
7 Dera Ghazi Khan Dera Ghazi Khan 11,922 2,872,201 241 Dera Ghazi Khan
8 Faisalabad Faisalabad 5,856 7,873,910 1,345 Faisalabad
9 Gujranwala Gujranwala 3,622 5,014,196 1,384 Gujranwala
10 Gujrat Gujrat 3,192 2,756,110 863 Gujranwala
11 Hafizabad Hafizabad 2,367 1,156,957 489 Gujranwala
12 Jhang Jhang 8,809 2,743,416 311 Faisalabad
13 Jhelum Jhelum 3,587 1,222,650 341 Rawalpindi
14 Kasur Kasur 4,796 3,454,996 720 Lahore
15 Khanewal Khanewal 4,349 2,921,986 6900 Multan
16 Khushab Jauharabad 6,511 1,281,299 197 Sargodha
17 Lahore Lahore 1,772 11,126,285 6,279 Lahore
18 Layyah Layyah 6,291 1,824,230 290 Dera Ghazi Khan
19 Lodhran Lodhran 2,778 1,700,620 612 Multan
20 Mandi Bahauddin Mandi Bahauddin 2,673 1,593,292 596 Gujranwala
21 Mianwali Mianwali 5,840 1,546,094 265 Sargodha
22 Multan Multan 3,720 4,745,109 1,275 Multan
23 Muzaffargarh Muzaffargarh 8,249 4,322,009 524 Dera Ghazi Khan
24 Narowal Narowal 2,337 1,709,757 732 Gujranwala
25 Nankana Sahib[5] Nankana Sahib 2,960 1,356,374 458 Lahore
26 Okara Okara 4,377 3,039,139 694 Sahiwal
27 Pakpattan Pakpattan 2,724 1,823,687 669 Sahiwal
28 Rahim Yar Khan Rahim Yar Khan 11,880 4,814,006 405 Bahawalpur
29 Rajanpur Rajanpur 12,319 1,995,958 162 Dera Ghazi Khan
30 Rawalpindi Rawalpindi 5,286 5,405,633 1,322 Rawalpindi
31 Sahiwal Sahiwal 3,201 2,517,560 786 Sahiwal
32 Sargodha Sargodha 5,854 3,703,588 633 Sargodha
33 Sheikhupura Sheikhupura 3,030 3,460,426 1,142 Lahore
34 Sialkot Sialkot 3,016 3,893,672 1,291 Gujranwala
35 Toba Tek Singh Toba Tek Singh 3,252 2,190,015 673 Faisalabad
36 Vehari Vehari 4,364 2,897,446 664 Multan

SindhEdit

 
Districts of Sindh
Sr. No. District Headquarters Area
(km2)
Population
(2017)
Density
(people/km2)
Division
1 Badin Badin 6,726 1,804,516 268 Banbhore
2 Dadu Dadu 7,866 1,550,266 197 Hyderabad
3 Ghotki Mirpur Mathelo 6,083 1,646,318 270 Sukkur
4 Hyderabad Hyderabad 5,519 2,199,463 398 Hyderabad
5 Jacobabad Jacobabad 5,278 1,006,297 191 Larkana
6 Jamshoro Jamshoro 11,250 993,142 88 Hyderabad
7 Karachi Central Karachi 69 2,971,626 43,067 Karachi
8 Karachi East Karachi 165 2,907,467 17,610 Karachi
9 Karachi South Karachi 122 1,791,751 14,686 Karachi
10 Karachi West Karachi 929 3,914,757 4,214 Karachi
11 Kashmore Kandhkot 2,592 1,089,169 420 Larkana
12 Khairpur Khairpur 15,910 2,404,334 151 Sukkur
13 Korangi Korangi 95 2,457,019 25,918 Karachi
14 Larkana Larkana 1,906 1,524,391 205 Larkana
15 Malir Malir 2,268 2,008,901 886 Karachi
16 Matiari Matiari 1,417 769,349 543 Hyderabad
17 Mirpur Khas Mirpur Khas 2,925 1,505,876 515 Mirpur Khas
18 Naushahro Feroze Naushahro Feroze 2,945 1,612,373 548 Shaheed Benazir Abad
19 Qambar Shahdadkot Qambar 5,599 1,341,042 239 Larkana
20 Sanghar Sanghar 10,720 2,057,057 192 Mirpur Khas
21 Shaheed Benazir Abad Nawabshah 4,502 1,612,847 358 Shaheed Benazir Abad
22 Shikarpur Shikarpur 2,512 1,231,481 490 Larkana
23 Sujawal Sujawal 8,699[19] 781,967 106 Banbhore
24 Sukkur Sukkur 2,512 1,487,903 592 Sukkur
25 Tando Allahyar Tando Allahyar 5,165 836,887 162 Hyderabad
26 Tando Muhammad Khan Tando Muhammad Khan 2,310 677,228 293 Hyderabad
27 Tharparkar Mithi 19,638 1,649,661 84 Mirpur Khas
28 Thatta Thatta 7,705[6] 979,817 98 Banbhore
29 Umerkot[20] Umerkot 5,608[6] 1,073,146 191 Mirpur Khas


Districts of Azad Jammu and KashmirEdit

 
Districts of Azad Jammu and Kashmir
# District Headquarters Area
(km2)
Population
(1998)[21]
Population
(2017)[22]
Density
(people/km2)
Division
1 Muzaffarabad Muzaffarabad 1,642 453,957 650,370 394 Muzaffarabad
2 Hattian Bala Hattian Bala 854 166,064 230,529 270 Muzaffarabad
3 Neelum Athmuqam 3,621 125,712 191,251 53 Muzaffarabad
4 Mirpur Mirpur 1,010 333,482 456,200 452 Mirpur
5 Bhimber Bhimber 1,516 301,633 420,624 297 Mirpur
6 Kotli Kotli 1,862 563,134 774,194 416 Mirpur
7 Poonch Rawalakot 855 411,035 500,571 585 Poonch
8 Bagh Bagh 770 281,721 371,919 483 Poonch
9 Haveli Forward Kahuta 598 111,694 152,124 254 Poonch
10 Sudhnati Pallandari 569 224,091 297,584 523 Poonch


Districts of Gilgit BaltistanEdit

 
Divisions of Gilgit-Baltistan
 
Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan
# District Headquarters Area
(km2)
Population
(1998)
Division
1 Ghanche Khaplu 6,400 88,366 Baltistan
2 Skardu Skardu 15,000 214,848 Baltistan
3 Astore Eidgah 8,657 71,666 Diamer
4 Diamer Chilas 10,936 131,925 Diamer
5 Ghizer Gahkuch 9,635 120,218 Gilgit
6 Gilgit Gilgit 38,000 243,324 Gilgit
7 Hunza Aliabad 17,145 80,355 Gilgit
8 Kharmang Tolti 20,000[23] Baltistan
9 Shigar Shigar 8,500 109,000 Baltistan
10 Nagar Nagar 15,567 89,420 Gilgit
11 Gupis–Yasin Phander? Gilgit
12 Tangir Tangir Diamer
13 Darel Darel Diamer
14 Roundu Dambudas Baltistan


See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ No data is available on the recently created districts of Sindh Province.
  2. ^ No data is available on the recently created district of Nankana, which was part of Sheikhupura District.

All the figures require being re-checked. Data entry error has occurred in Sindh Province.

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ "Administrative Setup". ajk.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 9 April 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
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  5. ^ a b "Nankana becomes district". Dawn.Com. 10 May 2005. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  6. ^ a b c "Thatta (District, Pakistan) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". citypopulation.de.
  7. ^ http://www.pbs.gov.pk/sites/default/files/PAKISTAN%20TEHSIL%20WISE%20FOR%20WEB%20CENSUS_2017.pdf
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  12. ^ http://www.pbs.gov.pk/sites/default/files/PAKISTAN%20TEHSIL%20WISE%20FOR%20WEB%20CENSUS_2017.pdf
  13. ^ http://www.pbs.gov.pk/sites/default/files/PAKISTAN%20TEHSIL%20WISE%20FOR%20WEB%20CENSUS_2017.pdf
  14. ^ "Pakistan Bureau of Statistics - 6th Population and Housing Census". www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Archived from the original on 15 October 2017. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Home - Government of Balochistan" (PDF). balochistan.gov.pk. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
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  17. ^ "Harnai is new district of Balochistan". Dawn.Com. 31 August 2007. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  18. ^ "Kharan and Noshki District" (PDF). American Refugee Committee. July 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  19. ^ "Sujawal (District, Pakistan) - Population Statistics, Charts, Map and Location". citypopulation.de.
  20. ^ "Historically & Geographically". District Government Umerkot. Archived from the original on 24 February 2012. Retrieved 16 February 2014.
  21. ^ Azad Government of Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, 2019.
  22. ^ Azad Government of Jammu & Kashmir, Muzaffarabad, 2019.
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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