Malakand (Pashto: ملاکنډ) is a division of the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.
The District was shaped in 1970 as a Provincially Administered Tribal Area, It had beforehand been an ancestral region known as the Malakand Protected Area, some portion of the Malakand Agency. From 1970 the locale turned out to be a piece of Malakand Division.
Malakand District lies in a deliberately critical position as it goes about as a passage to Bajaur, Lower Dir, Swat and Bunair. It is encompassed by mountains that were congested with various types of trees previously, however they have a desolate look today. The Malakand Pass which interfaces Mardan to Swat and Dir is situated close Dargai, a site where the nearby Pushtun clans battled two savage fights with the Imperial British Army in 1895 and 1897.
The Swat River courses through the locale down towards Charsadda District where it falls into the Kabul River. Malakand District is limited in the north by Lower