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Swabi District (Pashto: سوابۍ ولسوالۍ‎, Urdu: ضِلع صوابی‎) is a district in Mardan Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It lies between the Indus and Kabul Rivers. Before becoming a district in 1988, it was a tehsil within Mardan District.[2] 96% of the population have Pashto as their first language.[3]

Swabi District


  • سوابۍ
  • صوابی
Location of Swabi District (highlighted in red) within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Location of Swabi District (highlighted in red) within Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
HeadquartersSwabi
Government
 • District NazimZahid Khan Shewa
Area
 • District1,543 km2 (596 sq mi)
Population
 • District1,624,616
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
 • Urban
275,925
 • Rural
1,348,691
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Tehsils5

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DemographicsEdit

The population of Swabi district, according to the 2017 census, is 1,624,616.[4] The population of the district over the years is shown in the table below.[5]

Census Year Population Rural Area Urban Area
1951 272,279 272,279 None
1961 332,543 307,862 24,681
1972 507,631 440,213 67,418
1981 625,035 566,734 58,301
1998 1,026,804 847,590 179,214
2017 1,624,616 N/A N/A

EducationEdit

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.[6] 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[7][8] while Women University Swabi[9] was established in 2016. Swabi district also has a public sector medical college Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi,[10] which was established in 2014.[11]

The district also has 2 public sector Postgraduate degree colleges: Government Postgraduate College Swabi[12] and Govt Girls Post Graduate College Maneri Swabi.[13]

AdministrationEdit

Swabi District is currently subdivided into 4 Tehsils.[4]

Notable PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DISTRICT AND TEHSIL LEVEL POPULATION SUMMARY WITH REGION BREAKUP: KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ PCO 1998, p. 1.
  3. ^ PCO 1998, p. 29.
  4. ^ a b "Pakistan Tehsil Wise Census 2017 [PDF]" (PDF). www.pbscensus.gov.pk. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  5. ^ "AREA & POPULATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS BY RURAL/URBAN: 1951-1998 CENSUSES (PDF)" (PDF). www.pbs.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute". GIK Institute. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  7. ^ "University of Swabi | Khyber Pakhtunkhwa". uoswabi.edu.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  8. ^ Ashfaq, Mohammad (10 August 2012). "University to be set up in Swabi". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 3 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Women University Swabi | Khyber Pakhtunkhwa". www.wus.edu.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Recognised Medical and Dental Colleges - Pakistan Medical and Dental Association". www.pmdc.org.pk. Retrieved 4 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Gajju Khan Medical College | Home". gkmcs.edu.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  12. ^ "Government Postgraduate College Swabi". www.admission.hed.gkp.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  13. ^ "Govt Girls Post Graduate College Maneri Swabi". www.admission.hed.gkp.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Third woman Major General Nigar Johar belongs to Swabi". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Major General Nigar Johar — Pakistan Army's third female two-star officer - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 13 February 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  16. ^ Dawn.com (14 February 2017). "Nigar Johar becomes the third female major general in Pakistan's history". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  17. ^ "Junaid Khan - espncricinfo.com". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  18. ^ "Lion of Kargil- Captain Karnal Sher Khan 18th martyrdom anniversary today". The Nation. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  19. ^ "Captain Karnal Sher Khan". www.pakistanarmy.gov.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  20. ^ "Shahram khan | KP Assembly". www.pakp.gov.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  21. ^ "Yasir Shah - espncricinfo". www.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Asad Qaiser | KP Assembly". www.pakp.gov.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  23. ^ "Khan Bahadur Sahibzada Sir Abdul Qayyum Khan". kp.gov.pk. Retrieved 2 December 2017.

BibliographyEdit

  • 1998 District Census report of Swabi. Census publication. 83. Islamabad: Population Census Organization, Statistics Division, Government of Pakistan. 2000.

Coordinates: 34°07′N 72°28′E / 34.117°N 72.467°E / 34.117; 72.467