Kohistan is a district within Pakistan's North West Frontier Province. In 1998 it was reported to have a population of 472,570. Kohistan stretches from the border with Azad Kashmir in the east to Afghanistan's Nuristan province in the west. It also has a rich local history as a crossroads between Central, South and Southwestern Asia. Predominantly inhabited by Dardic and Pashtun tribes since ancient times, Kohistan has been invaded and contested by Persians, Greeks, Scythians, Kushans, Turks, Afghans, Mughals, and the British.