Federally Administered Tribal Areas

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Federally Administered Tribal Areas
(Pashto: منځنۍ پښتونخوا)
Flag of FATA
Flag
Coat of arms of FATA
Seal
Location of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Coordinates: 33°0′N 70°10′E / 33°N 70.167°E / 33; 70.167Coordinates: 33°0′N 70°10′E / 33°N 70.167°E / 33; 70.167
Country  Pakistan
Administrative unit Federal territory
Components 7 Agencies
6 Frontier Regions
Largest city Parachinar
Government
 • Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Syed Masood Kausar
Area
 • Total 27,220 km2 (10,510 sq mi)
Population (1998)[1][2]
 • Total 3,176,331
 • Density 116.691/km2 (302.23/sq mi)
Urdu map of the region

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) (Urdu: قبائلی علاقہ جات) 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[change | edit source]

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[change | edit source]

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.

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