Lower Dir District

Lower Dir (Pashto: لر دیر‎) is one the 24 districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The district was formed in 1996, when the district of Dir was divided into Upper Dir and Lower Dir.

Language and Religion

Pashto is main language spoken in swat dialect but few number of people speaks . Urdu being National language is also spoken and understood. people of lower Dir are 100% Muslims.

Almost all people of Dir are Muslims. There are some christians, but they there from other areas, specially from the Punjab.

Geography

Most of the state layed in the valley of the Panjkora river, which originates in the Hindu Kush mountains and joins the Swat River near Chakdara. Apart from small areas in the south-west, Dir is a rugged, mountainous zone with peaks rising to 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) in the north-east and to 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) along the watersheds, with Swat to the east and Afghanistan and Chitral to the west and north.

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