Federally Administered Tribal Areas

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Federally Administered Tribal Areas
(Pashto: منځنۍ پښتونخوا‎)
Coat of arms of FATA
Location of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Location of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Coordinates: 33°0′N 70°10′E / 33.000°N 70.167°E / 33.000; 70.167Coordinates: 33°0′N 70°10′E / 33.000°N 70.167°E / 33.000; 70.167
Country Pakistan
Administrative unitFederal territory
Components7 Agencies
6 Frontier Regions
Administrative centrePeshawar
 • Governor of Khyber-PakhtunkhwaSyed Masood Kausar
 • Total27,220 km2 (10,510 sq mi)
 • Total3,176,331
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5
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 | change 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 | change 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.

References[change | change source]

  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. Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2010-04-11.