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Mansehra District
District
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Founded by Raja Man singh
Headquarters Mansehra
Government
 • Deputy Commissioner (DC) Engineer Abdul Aamer Khattak(DMG/PAS Officer)
Area
 • Total 4,579 km2 (1,768 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 1,700,000
 • Density 272/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 3
Makra Peak

Mansehra District (Hindko)/Urdu: مانسہرہ‎) is in the Hazara division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Mansehra district and town are named after Man Singh, a leading general of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is a toursit spot due to Kaghan Valley area being located in the district and the Karakoram Highway passes through the district. Its population in 1998 was 1,152,839.[1][better source needed]

Constituencies[edit]

The district is represented in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly by six elected MPAs who represent the following constituencies:[2]

  • PF-53-58 (Mansehra-1-6)

The district is represented in the National Assembly of Pakistan by two elected MNAs who represent the following constituencies:

  • NA-20-21 (Mansehra-1-2)

Geography[edit]

Map of Mansehra district

Mansehra is located at the eastern border of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, four hours away from Peshawar and three hours away from Islamabad. The district is located at 34° – 12' and 35° – 50' and 47° – 07' longitude. It is closely linked to Afghanistan in the west, which has increased the number of Afghan refugees in Mansehra over the past years.

Bordering districts[edit]

Mansehra shares its borders with numerous other districts: the Kohistan and Diamir districts to the north, Abbottabad District to the south, the Neelum District of Azad Kashmir to the east, and the Swat district to the west and Batagram District to the northeast.

Lakes[edit]

There are three frequently visited lakes by the tourists in Mansehra district: Lulusar Lake, Dudipatsar Lake and Saiful Muluk Lake. All three are located in the beautiful Kaghan Valley and act as a mirror reflecting the snow-clad mountains surrounding them. Apart from these lakes, a number of small and relatively unknown lakes are also located in different sub-valleys.

Lulusar Lake is approximately 48 kilometres away from Naran and has an altitude of 3325 meters. Surrounded by wildflowers in almost all colours imaginable, this lake is the main source for the Kunhar River. Lake Lulusar is said to be one of the most tranquil spots on the Kaghan Valley, the lake is fenced by snowcapped mountains whose image is reflected on the standstill blue-green waters of the lake.

Dudipat Lake is enclosed with beautiful, high, snow-drizzled peaks, it is one of the hardest places to reach, requiring a tough hike lasting four to seven hours. The hike is rewarding, as tourists are greeted with green pastures and the lake's blue-green waters.

The most famous of the district's many lakes is Lake Saiful Muluk, named in a folktale—the Qissa Saiful Muluk—about a romance between a Persian prince and a fairy princess. In the folktale, the lake was the meeting site for the two lovers. Lake Saiful Muluk is located at the northern end of the Kaghan valley. At an altitude of 10,578 feet (3,224 m) above sea level, it is one of the highest lakes in Pakistan. The water is spectacularly clear with a slight green tone. It is accessible by a jeep road during the summer months or can be hiked up from the village below in four to six hours.

Administration[edit]

Subdivisions[edit]

Administrative subdivisions of Mansehra District.

The district consists of three tehsils, which are divided into 59 Union Councils,.[3]

  1. Balakot
  2. Mansehra
  3. Oghi

Balakot[edit]

Balakot Tehsil consists of 12 Union Councils:

Mansehra[edit]

Mansehra Tehsil consists of 41 Union Councils <http://www.nrb.gov.pk/lg_election/union.asp?district=73&dn=Mansehra>:

Bhogarmang

Oghi[edit]

Tehsil Oghi consists of 11 Union Councils:

References[edit]


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277 news items

 
The News International
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:26:15 -0700

MANSEHRA: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz won the seat of Mansehra district nazim while the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has secured the Torghar district government. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) paid a huge price for its politics of change as ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 21:25:47 -0700

The helicopter was en route from Rawalpindi to Gilgit when it crashed near Lassan Nawab, a valley about 32 kilometers from Mansehra District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. Rough weather was said to be the most likely cause of the crash. Prime Minister ...

Geo News, Pakistan

Geo News, Pakistan
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 08:14:59 -0700

According to sources, the helicopter was enroute from Rawalpindi to Gilgit when it crashed near Lassan Nawab, a valley about 32 kilometers from Mansehra District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The incident most likely took place due to rough weather.

DunyaNews Pakistan

DunyaNews Pakistan
Fri, 07 Aug 2015 00:06:15 -0700

At least 12 people including military doctors, paramedics and crew member lost their lives when the helicopter suddenly went down in Lassan Nawab area of Mansehra district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on Thursday. The deceased have been identified ...
 
The News International
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 18:52:30 -0700

MANSEHRA: Landowners of two small hydropower projects being built at Indus River in Dassu Kohistan and River Siren in Jabori area of Mansehra district have forced respective companies to stop work on the projects as they alleged non-payment of money ...

The Express Tribune

The Express Tribune
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:06:56 -0700

The roof of a government middle school at Sokal village in Mansehra district burned down two years ago at night. Over 100 students enrolled in the school were forced to look for new options. Although a generous resident of the village stepped in and ...
 
The News International
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:37:30 -0700

PTI also suffered defeat in the neighbouring Mansehra district, where the party candidate, Shafaat Ali, lost the election for the district nazim by only with four votes. The four votes polled to PML-N candidate Syed Ghulam were of the PTI members ...
 
The Indian Express
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:13:43 -0700

He reportedly underwent 21 days of the introductory Daure-e-Aam training at a camp in Garhi Habibullah in Mansehra district in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. There were 20 to 25 LeT terrorists at the camp, Naved reportedly disclosed.
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