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POPULATION

Kohistan covers an area of 7492 sq. Kilometres. The capital lies at Dassu and the District is divided into three Tehsil’s namely Palas, Pattan and Dassu. According to the demographic survey of 1981, the population of district Kohistan is about one million. The average literacy rate is around two percent, but the actual literacy rate based on the field data shows that this rate is three times more.

 Table 1:     Present Population of District Kohistan, 1998

Admin. unit

 

area (sq.km)

 

Population

Both sexes

Male

Female

Kohistan District

7,492

472.570

261.942

210.628

Dassu sub-division

4,158

184.746

102.866

81.880

Palas sub-division

-

165.613

92.330

72.283

Pattan subdivision

-

122,211

66,746

55,465

Source: District census report of Kohistan, 1998

 Table 2:     Population and inter-censual increase since 1972

Description

1972

1981

1998

Population (in thousands)

204.52

465.24

472.57

Inter-censual increase (percent)

-

127.48

1.58

Cumulative increase (percent)

-

127.48

131.06

Average annual growth rate (percent)

-

10.18

.09

Source: District census report of Kohistan, 1998

 Table 3:     Literacy ratio by sex

 District

1981

1998

Both sexes

Male

Female

Both sexes

Male

Female

Kohistan

1.40

1.87

0.73

11.08

17.23

2.95

Source: District censes report of Kohistan, 1998