Bala Kot Tehsil

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Bala Kot Tehsil

تحصیل بالاکوٹ
Mansehra District SubDiv.svg
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
 • Assistant CommissionerMuhammad Ali Asghar (P.A.S.)
 • Total273,089
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)
Number of towns1
Number of Union Councils16

Bala Kot Tehsil (Urdu: تحصیل بالاکوٹ‎) is an administrative subdivision (tehsil) of Mansehra District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Balakot is the main city of this area, it was one of the towns which was most damaged in the 2005 Kashmir earthquake on 8 October 2005 [2] and an estimated 80% of the buildings there were destroyed. Villages were badly affected and landslides cut off thousands of people from Balakot where relief workers had been helping the survivors.[3]

Its population as of 2017 was 273,000;[1] the major spoken language of the tehsil is Hindko.


Balakot Tehsil consists of 12 Union Councils:[4]


  1. ^ a b "DISTRICT AND TEHSIL LEVEL POPULATION SUMMARY WITH REGION BREAKUP: KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA" (PDF). Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. 2018-01-03. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  2. ^ Earthquake damage - NWFP government official site
  3. ^ Pain and fear in the haven for the lucky - The Guardian
  4. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Mansehra - Government of Pakistan Archived 2011-07-18 at the Wayback Machine