Bannu is a scenic southern district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province; flanked and guarded on all sides by the hard and dried mountain ranges of Koh-e-Safed and Koh-e-Sulaiman.
Geography It is located approximately 190 kilometers south of Peshawar, 120 kilometers south-west of Kohat and 140 kilometers north of Dera Ismail Khan. It lies in the heart of southern region with its boundaries touching districts of Karak, Lakki Marwat and the North, and South Waziristan Agencies. The Kurrum River and Gambila or Tochi River run down from the hills of Waziristan and make it a land of meadows, crops and orchards. Every kind of crop and fruit can be grown in Bannu, but the bananas, dates, figs and rice are unique in their taste, shape and size.
Languages Although Pashto is the main language spoken in Bannu, but a small portion of the population also speaks Urdu and Punjabi. Interestingly, in some areas Pashto is spoken with a tiny mix of Hindko, Marwati and Waziri.