Bannu beautiful District of Pakistan. Bannu Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It was recorded as a district in 1861 during the British Raj. The district Bannu is approximately 192 kilometers to the south of Peshawar and lies in a sedimentary basin. It is flanked and guarded on all sides by the hard and dried mountain ranges of Koh-e-Safed and Koh-e-Suleiman. It is a scenic part of the southern region, due to the Kurrum river and its tributaries.

Bannu beautiful District of Pakistan

They have made it a land of meadows, crops and orchards. Every kind of crop and fruit can be grown in it, but the banana, dates, figs and rice are unique in their taste, smell and shape. Geographically, the modern day Bannu is located in the heart of the southern region with its boundaries touching the districts of Karak, Lakki Marwat and the North, South Wazirestan Agencies. Bannu Beautiful District of Pakistan.

Bannu beautiful District of Pakistan
Bannu beautiful District of Pakistan

Demographics of Bannu Beautiful District of Pakistan

Total population of the district is  estimated 677350 (1998 Census) with annual growth rate of 2.81 %. The total area of the district is 1,227 square kilometers with total Number of Union Councils 49 with 2 Tehsils. Its literacy Rate is 32.11%. Main clans are Banizeei, Niazi ,Wazer , Marwats and Abbasies.The District forms a basin drained by two rivers from the hills of Waziristan, the Kurram and the Gambila or Tochi. The valley of Bannu properly stretching to the foot of the frontier hills, forms an irregular oval, measuring 60 miles (100 km) from north to south and about 40 miles (60 km) from east to west.

HISTORY of Bannu Beautiful District of Pakistan

The history of Bannu goes back many years, due to its strategic location there are many historical relics dating back to the 2nd Century BC. The Akra mounds are one of the relics from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Many theories have been proposed about the origin of the word “Bannu”. But the most widely recognized view is that the word “Bannu” is derived from “Bano.” Bano was the wife of Shah Farid alias the founder of the present day Bannu and the founder of Banouchi Tribes. Bano was the sister of Rustum and the daughter of Zalizar and when she was married to Shah Farid, Rustum conferred upon her as dowry. After the annexation of the Punjab, which then included the NWFP, the valley was administered by Herbert Edwardes.

What Not to Do

Do not Photograph bridges and military installations,
Do not swim in the rivers
Do not Travel without your passport and other travel documents in the Northern Areas.
Do not Photograph local women without his permission . 
Do not Drive on mountain roads at night.

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