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Karak District (Pashto: کرک ولسوالۍ‎, Urdu: ضِلع کرک‎About this soundpronounce (help·info)) is a district in Kohat Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It is situated to the south of Kohat District and on the north side of Bannu and Lakki Marwat districts on the main Indus Highway between Peshawar and Karachi – it is 123 km from the provincial capital Peshawar. It gained a district status in 1982, prior to which it was part of Kohat District.[2]:1 The total population counted in the 1998 census was 431,000.[2]:19 The major first language is Pashto spoken by 99.7% of the district’s inhabitants.[2]:24