Lakki Marwat District

Lakki Marwat
لکی مروت
District
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Headquarters Lakki Marwat
Government
 • District Nazim Ishfaq Ahmad Khan Meenakhel
 • District Naib Nazim Arab Khan PTI
Area
 • Total 3,164 km2 (1,222 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 815,000
 • Density 155/km2 (400/sq mi)
Time zone PST ( UTC+5)
Number of Tehsils 2
Website http://www.lakkimarwat.gkp.pk

Lakki Marwat ( Pashto/ Urdu: لکی مروت) is one of the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province in Pakistan. It was created as an administrative district on July 1, 1992, prior to which it was a tehsil of Bannu District.

Etymology

See also History of Lakki Marwat

One story says that long ago a battel was fought between the Marwat tribe and Wazir and Marwat tribe started to unite an army. The army was huge enough that people say almost 1 Lac Marwat. Then the word "Lac" become Lakki therefore, it is called Lakki Marwat.

Third theory about lakki marwat:

In Afghanistan a tribe was living in about 1556 the name of the tribe is Marwat tribe, during the Akbar-e-Azam Lord time about 1556-1605

Another story links this name to one Lakki Ram or Lukko Ram, a Hindu trader who is considered to be the original founder of this town. Yet another source claims that the town was initially known as Ihsan Pur.

The second part of the District’s name comes from the warrior tribe of Marwat who has inhabited the entire area for several centuries.

Lakki derives from Pali language, [1] which is equivalent of Laksmi, goddess of beauty and fortune. The last part of its name is emarta'watta means source of elixir. Over time it changed to Marwat. It is a metaphor for the Gambila River. [2]