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Map of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Abbottabad District highlighted
Map of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa with Abbottabad District highlighted
Coordinates: Coordinates: 34°09′N 73°13′E / 34.150°N 73.217°E / 34.150; 73.217
CountryPakistan
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
CapitalAbbottabad
Government
 • District Naib- NazimMalik Muhammad Junaid[1]
Area
 • Total1,969 km2 (760 sq mi)
Population
 (1998)
 • Total880,666
 • Density448/km2 (1,160/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of Union Councils51
Number of Tehsils2
Websitehttp://www.abbottabad.gov.pk

Abbottabad District is a district in the Hazara Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The district has an area of 1,969 km2, with the city of Abbottabad being the capital. Neighbouring districts are Mansehra to the north, Muzaffarabad to the east, Haripur to the west, and Rawalpindi to the south.

Name

The district is named after Major James Abbott, the first deputy commissioner of Hazara (1849–1853).

Demographics

According to the 1981 census data for Abbottabad tehsil, 95% of the population have Hindko as their first language, while Punjabi and Urdu account for 1.7% and 0.9% respectively.

Protected areas

The Ayubia National Park was established in 1984, this park covers an area of over 3,312 ha.

The Qalanderabad game reserve was established in 1980 with an area of 8,940ha.

Subdivisions

Abbottabad district is divided into two tehsils, Abbottabad and Havelian as well as one urban administration area - Nawanshehr. There are fifty-one Union Councils in the district, 35 in Abbottabad tehsil and 16 in Havelian. These are:

Abbottabad Tehsil

Havelian Tehsil

Other website

References

  1. Administration Department – Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa government website