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Federally Administered Tribal Areas
(Pashto: منځنۍ پښتونخوا)
Location of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas
|Administrative unit||Federal territory|
6 Frontier Regions
|• Governor of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa||Syed Masood Kausar|
|• Total||27,220 km2 (10,510 sq mi)|
|• Density||116.691/km2 (302.23/sq mi)|
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.
- Bajaur Agency
- Khyber Agency
- Kurram Agency
- Mohmand Agency
- Orakzai Agency
- North Waziristan Agency
- South Waziristan Agency
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:
- Frontier Region Bannu
- Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan
- Frontier Region Kohat
- Frontier Region Lakki Marwat
- Frontier Region Peshawar
- Frontier Region Tank (Jandola)
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.
- "Area, Population, Density and Urban/Rural Proportion by Administrative Units". Population Census Organization, Government of Pakistan. http://www.statpak.gov.pk/depts/pco/statistics/area_pop/area_pop.html. Retrieved 2010-04-11.
- "Population". FATA Secretariat. http://www.fata.gov.pk/subpages/population.php. Retrieved 2010-04-11. [dead link]