Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

خیبر پختونخوا
Banner o Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Coordinates: 34°00′N 71°19′E / 34.00°N 71.32°E / 34.00; 71.32
Kintra Pakistan
Established1 Julie 1970
Lairgest ceetyPeshawar
 • TeepProvince
 • BodiProvincial Assembly
 • GovrenorShaukatullah Khan
 • Chief MeenisterPervez Khattak
 • Heich CourtPeshawar Heich Court
 • Total74,521 km2 (28,773 sq mi)
 • Total22,000,000
 • Density300/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Regional languages:
Pashto, Hindko, Khowar, Kalami, Torwali, Shina, Saraiki, Gujari, Maiya, Bateri, Kalkoti, Chilisso, Gowro, Kalasha-mondr, Palula, Dameli, Gawar-Bati, Yidgha, Burushaski, Kyrgyz, Wakhi
Assembly seats124
Union Cooncils986

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Urdu: خیبر پختونخوا[ˈxɛːbər pəxˈt̪uːnxwaː], Pashto: خیبر پښتونخوا[xaibər paʂtunxwɑ], locally Pukhtunkhwa [puxtunxwɑ]), umwhile kent as the North-Wast Frontier Province an various ither names, is ane o the fower provinces o Pakistan, locatit in the north-wast o the kintra. It borders Afghanistan tae the north-wast, Gilgit-Baltistan tae the north-east, Azad Kashmir tae the east, the Federally Admeenistered Tribal Auries (FATA) tae the wast an sooth, Balochistan tae the sooth an Punjab an the Islamabad Caipital Territory tae the sooth-east.

The main ethnic group in the province is the Pashtuns; ither smawler ethnic groups include maist notably the Hazarewals an Chitralis. The principal leids are Pashto, locally referred tae as Pukhto.

The provincial caipital is Peshawar, locally referred tae as Pekhawar.

Provincial govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

Provincial seembols o KPK (unofficial)
Provincial ainimal Straucht-horned Markhor
Provincial bird White-crested Kalij pheasant
Provincial tree Indian date
Provincial flouer Apple o Sodom
Provincial sport Pashtun archery
Destrict cairt o Pakhtunkhwa an Federally Admeenistered Tribal Auries.

The Provincial Assembly o Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is unicameral an consists o 124 seats o which 2% are reserved for non-Muslims an 17% for weemen anerlie.

The Preses o Pakistan appoints a Govrenor as heid o the provincial govrenment o Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Thare is a directly-electit Provincial Assembly, which haes 124 electit members (includin 22 seats reserved for weemen an 3 seats for non-Muslims). The Provincial Assembly elects a Chief Meenister tae act as the chief executive o the province, assistit bi a cabinet o meenisters.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is dividit intae 25 destricts, comprisin 20 Settled Aurie Destricts an 5 Provincially Admeenistered Tribal Aurie (PATA) Destricts. The admeenistration o the PATA destricts is vestit in the Preses o Pakistan an the Govrenor o Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, bi Airticles 246 an 247 o the Constitution o Pakistan.[1]

The 25 destricts are:

Important ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "The Constitution". Government of Pakistan. Retrieved 27 Apryle 2010.

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