Lower Dir District

Area: 1582 km2
Population:  797,852< est.2004
National Assembly Seats: 1
Provincial Assembly Seats:  4
Talluqas/ Subdivisions: 2

1-       Samar Bagh

2-      Timergara

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Lower Dir is one the 24 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The district was formed in 1996, when the district of Dir was divided into Upper Dir and Lower Dir.

Pashto is main language spoken in swat dialect but few number of people speaks Punjabi Language (in Majhi , Saraiki and Hindko dialects). Urdu being National language is also spoken and understood.

The district is administratively subdivided into two Tehsils which contain a total of 37 Union Councils.

Lower Dir is situated in the north-west of NWFP, bounded by a long chain of the Koh-e-Hindu Kush. This is a hilly and green area and has many tourism attracting valleys. From an agricultural point of view, the most important and productive valleys are the Talash, Jandool and Maidan. The only famous river – Panjkora – sweeps through the bases of all the mountains in a zigzag line and irrigates the cultivable areas of the district. Forestry and agriculture are an important source of production and economy for a large segment of the population.

National Assembly Constituencies:

NA- 34  Lower Dir        Lower Dir District