Kohistan District, Pakistan

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Kohistan
Kostan
District
Kohistan District
Location of Kohistan District (highlighted in red) within the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan
Coordinates: 35°15′N 73°30′E / 35.25°N 73.5°E / 35.25; 73.5Coordinates: 35°15′N 73°30′E / 35.25°N 73.5°E / 35.25; 73.5
Established October 1976
Government
 • /Zila Naib Nazim Haji Malik Qadam Khan
Area
 • Total 7,492 km2 (2,893 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 472,570
 • Density 63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 4

Kohistan District is a district in the Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The town of Dassu is the district headquarters. The area is also called Abasin Kohistan or Indus Kohistan, after the Indus River that runs through the middle of the district.

Kohistan District is divided into 4 Tehsils (subdivisions):

Farming and growing livestock are the main focus of the economy there. Growing timber has also become more important in recent years. The district has one of the lowest literacy rates in Pakistan, about 10% of the people can read and write. Education is spreading though.