Federally Administered Tribal Areas

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Federally Administered Tribal Areas

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Bab-e-Khyber
Bab-e-Khyber
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Location of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Location of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
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Country23x15px Pakistan
Administrative unitFederal territory
Components7 Agencies
6 Frontier Regions
Administrative centrePeshawar
Government
 • Governor of Khyber-PakhtunkhwaSyed Masood Kausar
Area
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Population
 (1998)[1][2]
 • Total3,176,331
 • DensityTemplate:Infobox settlement/metric
Time zoneUTC+5
Websitehttp://www.fata.gov.pk/
File:FATA Dist Names.svg
Urdu map of the region

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.) in Pakistan are areas of Pakistan outside the four provinces, comprising a region of some 27,220 km² (10,507 mi²). Miran Shah is the tribal capital. There are seven areas known as Agencies and six areas known as Frontier Regions.

Frontier Regions

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the map of FATA.

The Frontier Regions are named after their adjacent settled districts. The administration of the FR is carried out by the DCO / DC of the neighbouring named district. The overall administration of the frontier regions is carried out by the FATA Secretariat, based in Peshawar and reporting to the Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. The six regions are:

Geography

The FATA are bordered by: Afghanistan to the west with the border marked by the Durand Line, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to the north and east, and Balochistan to the south.

The seven Tribal Areas lie in a north-to-south strip that is adjacent to the west side of the six Frontier Regions, which also lie in a north-to-south strip. The areas within each of those two regions are geographically arranged in a sequence from north to south.

The geographical arrangement of the seven Tribal Areas in order from north to south is: Bajaur Agency, Mohmand Agency, Khyber, Orakzai Agency, Kurram, North Waziristan, South Waziristan. The geographical arrangement of the six Frontier Regions in order from north to south is: Peshawar, Kohat, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank, Dera Ismail Khan.

References

  1. "Area, Population, Density and Urban/Rural Proportion by Administrative Units". Population Census Organization, Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
  2. "Population". FATA Secretariat. Retrieved 2010-04-11.[dead link]