Dir District

Dir District was a district of the North West Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa) of Pakistan between 1970 and 1996. It was part of Malakand Division.

Dir District was created in 1970 after the princely state of Dir was abolished the year before. Dir District was 5,280 square kilometres in area and lay along the disputed border controlled by the Afghan nationalists. It is situated between Chitral and Peshawar.

In 1996 the district was split into Upper Dir and Lower Dir.

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Dir (princely State) - Demographics
... The population of the Lower Dir district's 37 Union Councils is 797,852 according to the 1998 census report ... The projected population of Dir Lower was 1.037.091 in 2005 with the same growth between the 1981 and 1998 census i.e ... The projected male population of Dir lower in 2005 is 514,072 and the female is 523,020 ...

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