Monday, November 14, 2011

Bannu District

Bannu District is one of the twenty four districts ofthe Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan,it is represented in the provincial assembly byfour MPAs. The chief city of the district is Bannu. The majorindustries are cloth weaving and the manufacture of cotton fabrics, machinery,and equipment. Bannu is famous for its weekly Jumma fair. Bannu is very greenamidst rugged and dry mountains and has very fertile land. Early Englishvisitors called it a "paradise".

The District forms a basin drained by two rivers from the hills of Waziristan,the Kurramand the Gambila or Tochi. The valley of Bannu proper, stretching to thefoot 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 towest.
Of the rivers the larger is the Kurram, which, entering the District at itsnorth-western corner close to Bannu town, runs first south-east, then southinto LakkiMarwat
Area  - Total 1,227 km2 Population  - Total 677,346  


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