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(Pashto: منځنۍ پښتونخوا)
Flag of FATA
Coat of arms of FATA
Location of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Location of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
Country Pakistan
Administrative unitFederal territory
Components7 Agencies
6 Frontier Regions
Largest cityParachinar
 • Governor of Khyber-PakhtunkhwaSyed Masood Kausar
 • Total27,220 km2 (10,510 sq mi)
 • Total3,176,331
 • Density116.691/km2 (302.23/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

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:


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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