Mansehra District

Mansehra District (Pashto: مانسہرہ ولسوالۍ‎, Urdu: ضِلع مانسہرہ‎) is a district in Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It is main gateway to upper valleys of Kaghan, Naran and also to Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.

Mansehra District
Shiva Temple Gandhian Mansehra.jpg
Makra Peak by Khalid Mahmood.jpg
Clockwise from top:
Mansehra Shiva Temple before renovation, Makra Peak
Location of Mansehra District (including Torghar District) within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa prior to 2011
Location of Mansehra District (including Torghar District) within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa prior to 2011
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
HeadquartersMansehra
Government
 • Chief CommissionerN/A
 • Deputy CommissionerN/A
Area
 • Total4,579 km2 (1,768 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total1,556,460
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Area code(s)0997
Number of union councils59
Number of tehsils5[2]

It was established as a district in 1976, prior to which it was a tehsil within the former Hazara District.[3] Two former subdivisions of Mansehra were split off into separate districts: Battagram in 1993,[4] and Torghar District (formerly known as Kala Dhaka) in 2011.

DemographicsEdit

According to 2017 census total population of the Mansehra district was 1,556,460.[5] The total population for the Mansehra, Balakot and Oghi tehsil counted in the 1998 census was 978,200.[6]

The predominant language is Northern Hindko, which according to the 1981 census data for the Mansehra Tehsil was the language of communication within 72% of households. Pashto had a share of 14%.[7] There are also speakers of the widely dispersed Gujari language, particularly in the Kaghan Valley.[8] The local variety is intermediate between the eastern dialects of Gujari (spoken in Azad Kashmir) and the western group (from Chitral, Swat and Gilgit).[9] There is also a small community in the village of Dana in Oghi Tehsil who speak the endangered Mankiyali language.[10] Many people can write and speak Pakistani English.

ConstituenciesEdit

The district is represented in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly by elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies:[11]

The district is represented in the National Assembly of Pakistan by two elected MNAs who represent the following constituencies:

Administrative divisionsEdit

 
Administrative subdivisions of Mansehra District plus district Kala Dhaka (Torghar)

Mansehra District consists of Officially five tehsils.[12][circular reference]

The Kala Dhaka tehsil was separated as Torghar District in 2011.

MansehraEdit

Mansehra Tehsil union councils:

Provincial AssemblyEdit

Member of Provincial Assembly Party Affiliation Constituency Year
Syed Ahmed Hussain Shah Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-30 Mansehra-I 2018
Babar Saleem Swati Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-30 Mansehra-II 2018
Muhammad Naeem Pakistan Muslim League (N) PK-30 Mansehra-III 2018
Nawabzada Farid Salahuddin Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf PK-30 Mansehra-IV 2018
Sardar Muhammad Yousaf Zaman Pakistan Muslim League (N) PK-30 Mansehra-V 2018

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DISTRICT WISE CENSUS RESULTS CENSUS 2017" (PDF). www.pbs.gov.pk.
  2. ^ "Kolai-Palas made district, Baffa-Pakhal tehsil". 26 August 2017.
  3. ^ Census report of Mansehra 1998, p. 1.
  4. ^ Census report of Batagram 1998, p. 18.
  5. ^ http://www.pbs.gov.pk/sites/default/files/DISTRICT_WISE_CENSUS_RESULTS_CENSUS_2017.pdf
  6. ^ Census report of Mansehra 1998, p. 96.
  7. ^ Census report of Mansehra 1981, p. 73.
  8. ^ Hallberg & O'Leary 1992, p. 96.
  9. ^ Hallberg & O'Leary 1992, pp. 112–13, 135The particular variety studied was from the village of Mittikot, six kilometres west of Balakot.
  10. ^ Anjum & Rehman 2015.
  11. ^ › reports
  12. ^ "List of tehsils of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa".
  13. ^ "Kolai-Palas made district, Baffa-Pakhal tehsil". 26 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Kolai-Palas made district, Baffa-Pakhal tehsil". 26 August 2017.

BibliographyEdit

  • 1998 District census report of Batagram. Census publication. 18. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1999.
  • 1981 District census report of Mansehra. District Census Report. 23. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 1983.
  • 1998 District census report of Mansehra. Census publication. 62. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.
  • Anjum, Uzma; Rehman, Khawaja (2015). "A First Look at Mankiyali Language: An Endangered Language". Journal of Asian Civilizations. 38 (1): 177–90. ProQuest 1816873650.
  • Hallberg, Calinda E.; O'Leary, Clare F. (1992). "Dialect Variation and Multilingualism among Gujars of Pakistan". In O'Leary, Clare F.; Rensch, Calvin R.; Hallberg, Calinda E. (eds.). Hindko and Gujari. Sociolinguistic Survey of Northern Pakistan. Islamabad: National Institute of Pakistan Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University and Summer Institute of Linguistics. pp. 91–196. ISBN 969-8023-13-5.