Attock District is located in the northwest of the Punjab province of Pakistan.
The district was created in 1904 by the merger of Talagang tehsil from the
Jhelum District and the Pindigheb, Fatehjang and Attock tehsils from Rawalpindi
District of British Raj. The original name was Campbellpur district after Sir Campbell
who founded the city of Campbellpur to the southeast of Attock Town. The
name of the district was changed to Attock in 1978.
6857 Sq Km.
1274935 (1998 Census)
Highway Patrolling Posts
NA – 03
PP – 05
Extreme in Summer & Winter
783 mm (Average)
Agriculture, Army Service, Govt. Service, Trade & Pvt. Sector
GBHP, M-I (Motorway), N-5 (Dualization), New Islamabad Airport, Akhori Dam, Oil Production
Attock District is bordered by the Haripur and Swabi districts of North-West
Frontier Province to the north, the district of Rawalpindi to the east,
the district of Chakwal to the southeast, the district of Mianwali to the southwest,
and North-West Frontier Province districts of Kohat and Nowshera to the
west and northwest. The river Indus forms the western boundary of the district.
Attock District covers an area of 6,857 km² and is subdivided into six
Tehsils named after their major towns:
Hazro (Newly Established)
Geography and climate
Attock district has a typical north Pakistani climate with very hot summers
and very cold winters. The northern part of the district is more humid
and has a comparatively moderate climate compared to the southern part
of the district. The district possesses mainly hills, plateaus and dissected
plains with the river Indus on the northern and western borders of the district.
The river Haro from Haripur passes through the north of the tehsil of Attock.
The area to the north of the river Haro is a flood plain with fertile soil.
The average annual rainfall in the district is 783 mm.