Mardan has a total area of 1632 sq.kms with a population size of 2,373,061 which comprises of 51% (approx.) male and 49% female population. The area has seen a population growth of approximately 38% in the last 19 years.
District Mardan is one of the economically developed region of KP Province. The sectors on which the district stands are agriculture, horticulture and manufacturing (heavy industries like sugar industry and other manufacturing concerns like cigarettes, textiles, beverages,ceramics, edible oil/ghee, and soaps/shampoo etc.). This district has a minor potential to become ‘Multifaceted Hub of Mining, Heavy Manufacturing, Agriculture and Tourism’.A number of foreign tourists visited Buddhist remains in Takht Bhai in 2016.