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North and South Waziristan: Land of the wazir

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About the Place

Waziristan is a Pushto word, which means the land of the Wazir. Waziristan is a hilly area that is divided into North and South Waziristan. North and South Waziristan are Khyber Pakhtunkhwa districts with a total area of 11,585 square kilometers. Waziristan is populated by the Pashtuns and the land is named after the tribe living here. The locals of the place speak Pashto.

North Waziristan is in the Bannu district, a division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the northern part of Waziristan. The land is mostly mountainous. The North Waziristan borders Afghanistan and is 4,707 kilometers.  The capital of North Waziristan is Miranshah. North Waziristan mostly constitutes of the people of Dawar tribe and the branch of the Darwesh Khel Waziri named Utmanzai. This branch is related to Ahmedzai Wazirisof South Waziristan. Some of the hotels near North Waziristan are Waziristan Hotel, Shawal Hotel, and Eidak Bazar.

South Waziristan is a district of Ismail Khan Division of KPK and in the south of Waziristan. The area is a mountainous region. The South Waziristan’s headquarter is in Wanna. The South Waziristan is about 6,500 square kilometers in area and is the most explosive agency of Pakistan. Some of the hotels near South Waziristan are Kharragai Hotel Dekoon, Shawal Hotel, and Pakistan Hotel.

Waziristan is a famous tourist destination. If you are thrilled with the mountainous regions and the presence of the mountains around a peaceful landscape attracts you then Waziristan is surely the best place to visit for you. So do not miss out and make sure you check this place on your visit to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.


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