Charsadda has a total area of 996 sq.kms with a population size of 1,616,198 which comprises of 49% (approx.) male and 51% female population. The area has seen a population growth of approximately 78% in the last 19 years.
The economy of Charsadda has potential for development in multiple sectors. Chief among the mare Manufacturing, Agriculture, Dairy and Livestock. In the manufacturing sector, Charsadda can become the Regional Hub of Leather and Footwear goods, with additional room for sporting goods industry. In Agriculture, this district produce enough cereal and cash crop to have Agro Based Industry of its own. Similarly, with over 940 million liters of annual milk production, there is ample cause for local or multinational dairy company to setup its plant here. In addition to these aforementioned sectors, the Mining, Fishery and Handicraft Sectors can also support Charsadda’s growth in the long run.
KPOGCL has identified hydrocarbon deposits in Nowshera block which consists of Mardan, Charsadda, Swabi and Buner districts presenting joint venture opportunity for national and international firms for exploration and production.