Nowshera has a total area of 1748 sq.kms with a population size of 1,518,540 which comprises of 51% (approx.) male and 49% female population. The area has seen a population growth of approximately 42% in the last 19 years.
District Nowshera is one of the economically developed regions of KP. It is has a thriving agriculture and horticulture sector along with mining industries and manufacturing industries (cigarettes, textiles, beverages, ceramics, edible oil/ghee, and soaps/shampoo etc.). For Nowshera to enter the league of advanced cities of South Asia, the focus should remain on polishing the current sectors, which can make this district a ‘Multifaceted Hub of Mining, construction.
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.