Hazara Division

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Hazara Division
ہزارہ ڈویژن
هزاره څانګه
Map of Hazara Division
Map of Hazara Division
CountryPakistan
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
HeadquartersAbbottabad
Districts9
Government
 • TypeDivisional Administration
 • CommissionerAamir Sultan Tareen (BPS-20 PAS)
 • Regional police officerTahir Ayub Khan (BPS-20 PSP)
Area
 • Total17,064 km2 (6,588 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total5,325,121[2]
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Websitechd.kp.gov.pk

Hazara Division is an administrative division of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located along the Indus River and comprises eight districts: Abbottabad, Mansehra, Haripur, Battagram, Upper Kohistan, Kolai-Palas, Lower Kohistan, Torghar and most recently created Allai District

Location[edit]

Hazara Division is bordered by Malakand and Mardan Divisions to the west, Rawalpindi Division (Punjab) and Islamabad Capital Territory to the south, Azad Kashmir to the east, and Gilgit-Baltistan to the north.

History[edit]

On the dissolution of West Pakistan in 1970, Hazara District and the two tribal agencies were merged to form the new Hazara Division with its capital at Abbottabad. The division was initially composed of two districts (Abbottabad, and Mansehra) but within a few years, Haripur district was spun off from Abbottabad District and Batagram District was spun off from Mansehra District.

Hazara remained a district until its conversion into a division in 1976. In October 1976, Mansehra was given the status of a full-fledged district, which consisted of Mansehra and Batagram tehsils. Subsequently, in July 1991, Haripur Tehsil was separated from Abbottabad and made into a district. Thus only the old Tehsil of Abbottabad remained, which was declared as Abbottabad District.

In 2000, administrative divisions were abolished and the fourth-tier districts were raised to become the new third tier of government in Pakistan. At abolition it contained the 8 districts:[3]

Eventually, with all the administrative divisions being restored back in 2008, Hazara Division has returned.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2017 census, Hazara Division division had a population of 5,325,121.[2]

Districts[edit]

Hazara Division contains the following districts:[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1951 - 1998 POPULATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS (AS ON 1st MARCH 1998)" (PDF). 1951-98 Population of Administrative Units (As on 1 March 1998).pdf. POPULATION CENSUS ORGANIZATION STATISTICS DIVISION GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN. January 2002. Archived (PDF) from the original on 23 August 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b "PROVINCE WISE PROVISIONAL RESULTS OF CENSUS - 2017" (PDF). PAKISTAN TEHSIL WISE FOR WEB CENSUS_2017.pdf. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 June 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan Archived 2006-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
    Note: Although divisions as an administrative structure has been abolished, the election commission of Pakistan still groups districts under the division names
  4. ^ Divisions/Districts of Pakistan Archived 2006-09-30 at the Wayback Machine
    Note: Although divisions as an administrative structure has been abolished, the election commission of Pakistan still groups districts under the division names
  5. ^ "complete history of Haripur Pakistan in urdu". ALFURQAN URDU: LATEST PAKISTAN NEWS, WORLD NEWS. 8 October 2023. Retrieved 13 December 2023.