Swabi lies between the Indus River and Kabul River, in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan. Its residents are referred to as Swabiwaals. Swabi is the fourth most populous district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Yousafzai clan of Pukhtoons are the district's predominant clan. Swabi was separated from Mardan and made a district in July 1988. Swabi District was created on July 1, 1988. Prior to that, it was a Tehsil of Mardan District since its creation in 1937.Until 1937 it remained a Tehsil under Peshawar Distt. Swabi is surrounded by big beautiful mountains on its north side and mighty River Indus (Abaseen) with cold water running through on the south, irrigating its fertile land. There are about 100 Villages in Distt. Swabi. Swabi is blessed with fertile agricultural land therefore most of the people are associated with agriculture. However, economy of the area is based on tobacco crop and Gadoon Industrial Estate.
The major tribe of Swabi district is Yousazai and Pushto is the predominant language.

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