Location and Area
A small but strategically important administrative unit, with a total area of 261 square kilometers, the FR Kohat lies to the South of District Kohat. It is the main route from Peshawar, which provides access to the southern districts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.
FR Kohat has rugged mountains and the main division of Adam Khel extends in length from the sister peaks of Ziauddin and Mehar Ali Sar in the west to the Sanitorium of Cherat in the east and in breadth, from the Sargashi ridges in the north to the Tambal peak in the south. The region has a diverse topography. As compared to an elevated western side, having hills with an average height of 1500 meters, the eastern side has hills with an average height of 600 meters. The most important valley is called Darra or Kohat Pass, inhabited by Bosti Khel.
A hilly region, with an average height of 1,500 meter above sea level, the climate of FR Kohat is hot in summers, wherein the average maximum and minimum temperatures recorded during June are 40° Celsius and 27° Celsius, respectively, and cold winters in which the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded during the month of January, are about 18° Celsius and 6° Celsius, respectively.
The region receives frequent rainfall, with August being the rainiest with an average rainfall of 114 mm. The average annual rainfall is about 638 mm. Maximum humidity is recorded during the summer season, in the month of August. (Source: http://waziristanhills.com/)
FR Kohat’s harsh mountains rise at some points to an elevation of 6,500 feet. The land as a whole is barani (rain-fed), except Tor Spar area, which is under well-irrigation. A few areas in Sani Khel and Akhor are irrigated from springs and wells, respectively. Common crops are wheat, barley and bajra. Melons are also produced in the area.
The famous villages of FR Kohat are: Dara Adam Khel, Shinnay killay, Zargonkhel and Akhourwal.