former semi-autonomous tribal region in northwestern Pakistan (1947–2018)
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Travel Warning WARNING: Travel through the tribal areas is advised against by most governments, including that of Pakistan. Pakistan authorities have little control over these areas, and almost no ability to come to your aid in an emergency. Kidnapping can be a risk in many parts of the region, and it's widely believed to be used as a hideout for the Taliban and Al Qaeda. See "Stay safe" for more details.
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(Information last updated Aug 2020)

The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Urdu: قبائلی علاقہ جات) were a region in Pakistan on the border with Afghanistan. It was merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in 2018, but as the situation there is different from that of the FATA, we cover them separately.


Map of Federally Administered Tribal Areas

  • 1 Darra Adam Khel  
  • 2 Landi Kotal

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The FATA comprised a region of 27,220 km² (10,507 mi²). Miran Shah was the tribal capital. There are seven areas known as "agencies" and six areas known as "frontier regions".


Pashtu is the predominant language in the region, though many people also speak Urdu.

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Travel here is strongly discouraged. If you must travel here, please see war zone safety.

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