|— Province —|
|Coordinates: 34.00°N 71.32°ECoordinates: 34.00°N 71.32°E|
|Established||July 1, 1970|
|• Body||Provincial Assembly|
|• Governor||Syed Masood Kausar|
|• Chief Minister||Ameer Haider Khan Hoti|
|• High Court||Peshawar High Court|
|• Total||74,521 km2 (28,773 sq mi)|
|Population (2008 est.)|
|• Density||270/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pashto: خیبر پښتونخوا [xaiˈbər pəxtunˈxwɑ]; Urdu: خیبر پختونخوا [ˈxɛːbər pəxˈtuːnxwaː]), locally called Pakhtunkhwa (literally “area of Pashtuns“) and formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province and various other names, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the north-west of the country. It borders the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) to the west and south, Gilgit–Baltistan to the north-east, Azad Kashmir to the east and Punjab and the Islamabad Capital Territory to the south-east. The province of Balochistan is located southwards while Afghanistan borders Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to the north-west. The main ethnic group in the province are the Pashtun people; other smaller ethnic groups include most notably the Hindkowans, Dards, Chitralis (who include the Kalasha) and Gujjars.
The provincial language is Pashto, spoken by the majority as first language; Urdu, the national language, is widely spoken as a second language. English, the official language of Pakistan, is mainly used for official and literary purposes. The provincial capital and largest city is Peshawar.