North Waziristan District is a former agency of defunct Federally Administered Tribal Area and now a district in Bannu Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. It is the northern part of Waziristan, a mountainous region of northwest Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan and covering 4,707 square kilometres. The capital city of North Waziristan is Miranshah. North Waziristan comprises the area west and south-west of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa between the Kurram River (Tochi River) to the north and the Gomal River to the south. Miranshah is the district headquarter for North Waziristan. The city of Bannu lies immediately to the east, while the largest town on the Afghan side of the border (Loya Paktia) is Khost. North Waziristan is divided into the three subdivisions of Mirali, Miranshah, and Razmak. The three subdivisions are further divided into nine Tehsils; Datta Khel Tehsil, Dossali Tehsil, Gharyum Tehsil, Ghulam Khan Tehsil, Mir Ali Tehsil, Miran Shah Tehsil, Razmak Tehsil, Shewa Tehsil, Spinwam Tehsil.