Swat District is a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The capital of Swat is Saidu Sharif, but the main city in Swat is Mingora. It was a princely state until 1969, when it was dissolved and made part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the third largest district in KPK with a population of 2,309,570.
With many lakes, green meadows and mountains, it is popular with tourists.
Location[change | change source]
Swat is surrounded by Chitral, Upper Dir and Lower Dir in the West, Gilgit-Baltistan in North, Upper and Lower Kohistan, Buner and Shangla in the East and south East.
Administrative divisions[change | change source]
- Tehsil Babuzai
- Tehsil Matta
- Tehsil Khwaza Khela
- Tehsil Barikot
- Tehsil Kabal
- Tehsil Charbagh
- Tehsil Bahrain
Demographics[change | change source]
Swat is populated mostly by ethnic Pashtuns and Gujjar and Kohistani communities. The main language spoken is Pashto, with a minority of Torwali and Kalami Kohistani speakers in the Swat Kohistan region of Upper Swat.
According to 1981 census, Pashto is main language and spoken by 90.28% of population while Kohistani is spoken by 8.67%.
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