Hangu has a total area of 1380 sq.kms with a population size of 518,798 which comprises of 48% (approx.) male and 52% (approx.) female population. The area has seen a population growth of approximately 39% in the last 19 years.
The economic development model for District of Hangu seems to rest on harvesting its hydrocarbon exploration potential (oil, gas and coal), industrialization based on oil and gas services industry and Limestone Extraction Hub.