Attock District is a district in the Punjab Province of Pakistan. The district was created in 1904 by the merger of Talagang Tehsil in the Jhelum District with the Pindigheb, Fatehjang and Attock tehsils from Rawalpindi District of the Punjab province of British India. 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 was originally named Campbellpur after the Briton Sir Campbell who founded the city of Campbellpore. The name of the district was changed to Attock as of 1978. Attock City is the district headquarters.
The city of Attock is the administrative centre and district capital of Attock district. It is located on the bank of the Indus River, the region has Rawalpindi and Peshawar as its chief cities. The climate of the District is characterized by very hot summers and very cold winters. The maximum temperature during summer reaches to 40 degrees Celsius. However, the minimum temperature during winters is recorded up to 8 degrees Celsius. The northern part is more humid, with a relatively moderate as compared to the southern part. The river Indus flows on the western and northern sides of the district; the Harrow River comes from Haripur and passes through the Attock on the north of the Kala Chita Mountain range. The land mainly consists of hills, plateaus and dissected plains. The area to the north of the harrow River is a flood plain with fertile soil. 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. The area of Attock district is 6,857 sq km. The population of district Attock is approximately 1.2 million with 0.2 million people as the residents of Attock city.
The Awans, Milars and Khattars are the main tribes of Attock District. in Tehsil Pindigheb, small town by Name Khaur, there you see the oldest Oil wells of the subcontinent, these oil wells starts in 1894, & the 1st oil well of the subcontinent is also here. a P.O.L oil company’s museum is also here for travellers.
Attock has a total of 1,287 government schools out of which 51 percent (657 schools) are for female students. The district has an enrolment of 224,487 in public sector schools, having a literacy rate of 26.3%. Attock is considered as a most underdeveloped district of Punjab.
Tehsils of Attock District
District Attock have six tehsils. As under
- Fateh Jang
- Hassan Abdal
- Pindi Gheb
- Punjabi: 90%
- Pashto: 5%
- Urdu: 5%