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Battagram District

Battagram District
ضلع بټګرام
District & Town
Location of Battagram District (highlighted in yellow)
Location of Battagram District (highlighted in yellow)
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Capital Battagram
Established July 1993
 • Total 1,301 km2 (502 sq mi)
Elevation 1,038 m (3,406 ft)
 • Density 236/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Area code(s) 0997
Number of Tehsils 2

Battagram (Urdu: ضلع بٹگرام; Pashto: ضلع بټګرام) is a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It has a total land area of 1301 square kilometres.


  • Administration 1
  • Earthquake 2005 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Battagram obtained the status of district in July 1993 when it was upgraded from a Tehsil and separated from Mansehra District. Before Battagram obtained the status of district, it was a Tehsil of the Mansehra District. It has geographical borders with Kohistan District, the Tribal Area of Kala Dhaka (Black Mountain of Hazara), Shangla District and Malakand Division. The district consists of two sub-divisions or Tehsils, containing 20 in total. Union Councils:[1]

Tehsil No. of Unions Name of Unions
Allai Tehsil 8 Banna, Bateela, Batkul, Biari, Jambera, Pashto, Rashang and Sakargah
Batagram Tehsil 12 Ajmera, Banian, Battagram, Batamori, Gijbori, Kuza Banda, Paimal Sharif, Peshora, Rajdhari, Shumlai, Thakot and Trand

The district is represented in the provincial assembly by two MPAs from its constituencies PF-59 (Battagram-1) and PF-60 (Battagram-2).[2]

Earthquake 2005

Battagram was one of the areas affected by the Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority have been engaged in reconstruction work but as of 2009, the reconstruction work is not completed. In some cases residents have rebuilt houses themselves.


  1. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Battagram – Government of Pakistan, NRB, retrieved 19 March 2012 
  2. ^ Constituencies and MPAs – Website of the Provincial Assembly of the NWFP, PANWFP, retrieved 19 March 2012 
  3. ^ Educational Institutes in Battagram,  

External links

  • BATTAGRAM-District Profile ERRA
  • "List of polling stations" – The Gazette of Pakistan
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