Established: 1948                             Administrative Center: Peshawar        Area: 27,220 km2 (10,509.7 sq mi)

Population: 3,176,331Est.1998      No. of Agencies:7                                         National Assembly seats: 12

Provincial assembly seats:    Governor: Syed Masood Kausar     Chief Minister:

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are a semi-autonomous tribal region in the northwest of Pakistan, lying between the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan, and the neighboring country of Afghanistan. The FATA comprise seven Agencies (tribal districts) and six FRs (Frontier regions). The territory is almost exclusively inhabited by Pashtun tribes which are predominantly Sunni Muslims by faith.

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas consist of two types of areas i.e. Agencies (Tribal Districts) and FRs (Frontier Regions). In the FATA, there are seven Tribal Agencies and six FRs. These are (from North to South):

Bajaur Agency      Mohmand Agency      Khyber Agency           Frontier Region Peshawar       Frontier Region Kohat

Orakzai Agency    Kurram Agency          Frontier Region Bannu           North Waziristan Agency

Frontier Region Lakki Marwat     Frontier Region Tank              South Waziristan Agency

Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan