|Khyber Tribal District|
|Established||1873 (as an agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas)|
|• Total||2,576 km2 (995 sq mi)|
|• Density||383.14/km2 (992.33/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
|Main language(s)||Pashto (99.6%)|
Khyber District is a district in Peshawar Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Until 2018, it was an agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, with merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, it became a district.
It ranges from the Tirah valley down to Peshawar. It borders Nangarhar Province to the west, Orakzai District to the south, Kurram District to south west, Peshawar to the east and Mohmand District in north.
Khyber District is currently subdivided into four tehsils, which are administrative divisions in some countries of South Asia:
Khyber Pass is a major feature of the Khyber Agency. Its narrowest point is Ali Masjid, where the Battle of Ali Masjid occurred. The Khyber Rifles paramilitary organization originated in the area and took their name from it.
Both the Khyber Mail Train and the Khyber Train Safari routes passed through the Khyber Agency via the Khyber Pass.
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