- Upper Dir District
Infobox Pakistan district
district = Upper Dir District
caption =Location of Dir District (highlighted in yellow) within the
North West Frontier Provinceof Pakistan.
North-West Frontier Province
Upper Dir is one the 24 districts of
North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. The district formed after it was split from Dir, an area in North West Frontier Province. This resulted in creation of Upper Dir and Lower Dir. Although Dirhas been split administratively, both districts have retained their historical name.
Upper Dir district is 5,280 square kilometres in area and formed part of the former
Malakand Division, lying along the Afghanistanborder between Chitraland Peshawar.
Almost all of the district lies in the valley of the
Panjkorariver which rises high in the Hindu Kush at Lat. 35.45 and joins the Swat River near Chakdara, where the district is usually entered, at Lat. 34.40. Apart from the tehsilsof Adenzairound Chakdara and Mundain the south-west, Dir is rugged and mountainous with peaks rising to 16,000 feet in the north-east and to 10,000 ft, along the watersheds with Swat to the east and Afghanistan to the west.
It is connected with the
Kohistan Districtvia the Badawi Pass.
The majority of the population in this area are
Yousafzai Pashtuns speaking Pashto.
The district is administratively subdivided into six
tehsils which contain a total of 31 Union Councils: [ [http://www.nrb.gov.pk/zila_membership/zila_membership_2001_nwfp.htm Zila, Tehsil & Town Councils Membership for NWFP - Government of Pakistan] ]
Upper Dir is represented in the provincial assembly by three elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies: [ [http://www.panwfp.gov.pk/index.php/members/bydistrict/en/9/66 Constituencies and MPAs - Website of the Provincial Assembly of the NWFP] ]
The only motor road to Chitral reaches 10,234 ft at the
Lowarai Pass. However, the district headquarters, lies at only 2,700 ft, twice the altitude of Peshawar but much lower than the traditional and eponymous capital of Dir at the foot of the Lowarai. Except for them and a number of rapidly growing bazaar towns along the main roads, the population is rural, scattered in more than 1200 villages over the plains of Adenzai and Munda and the deep narrow valleys of the Panjkora and its tributaries.
Of these the largest are
Division of Dir
Dir district was officially split into Upper Dir and
Lower Dirin 1996. Until 2000 as funds were not available to provide the accommodation needed at Dir town by government departments at a district headquarters, both districts continued to he administered by a single deputy Commissioner stationed at Timergara.
* Dir town
Dir (princely state)
Lower Dir District
* [http://www.maplandia.com/pakistan/n-w-f-p/dir/ Dir]
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