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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK)

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is also known as KPK is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the northwestern region of the country. It was formerly known as North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), commonly called Sarhad in Urdu, which means “frontier.” Its provincial capital and largest city is Peshawar, followed by Mardan. It shares borders with the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the west; Gilgit–Baltistan to the northeast; Azad Kashmir, Islamabad and Punjab to the east and southeast. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa does not share a border with Balochistan which lies to its southwest. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also shares an international border with the Afghanistan, connected through the Khyber Pass.

It is also the site of the ancient kingdom Gandhara, the ruins of its capital, Pushkalavati, (modern day Charsadda), and the most prominent center of learning in the Peshawar Valley, Takht-i-Bahi. It has been under the suzerainty of the Persians, Greeks, Mauryans, Kushans, Shahis, Ghaznavids, Mughals, Sikhs, and British Empire throughout its long history. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is the third largest province of Pakistan by the size of both population and economy though it is geographically the smallest of four. It comprises 10.5% of Pakistan’s economy, and is home to 11.9% of Pakistan’s total population, with the majority of the province’s inhabitants being Pashtuns , Hazarewal, Chitrali, and Kohistanis.

Divisions of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is one of the four provinces of Pakistan, located in the northwestern region of the country. It was formerly known as North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), commonly called Sarhad in Urdu, which means “frontier.” Its provincial capital and largest city is Peshawar, followed by Mardan. It shares borders with the Federally Administered Tribal Areas to the west; Gilgit–Baltistan to the northeast; Azad Kashmir, Islamabad and Punjab to the east and southeast. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa does not share a border with Balochistan which lies to its southwest. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also shares an international border with the Afghanistan, connected through the Khyber Pass.

  • Bannu
  • Dera Ismail Khan
  • Hazara
  • Kohat
  • Malakand
  • Mardan
  • Peshawar

 

Cities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

  • Abbottabad
  • Adezai
  • Alpuri
  • Akora Khattak
  • Ayubia
  • Banda Daud Shah
  • Bannu
  • Batkhela
  • Battagram
  • Birote
  • Chakdara
  • Charsadda
  • Cherat
  • Chitral

 

  • Daggar
  • Dargai
  • Dera Ismail Khan
  • Doaba
  • Dir
  • Drosh
  • Hangu
  • Haripur
  • Karak
  • Kohat
  • Kulachi
  • Lakki
  • Marwat
  • Latamber
  • Madyan
  • Mansehra
  • Mardan
  • Mastuj
  • Mingora
  • Naran, Kaghan Valley
  • Nowshera
  • Paharpur
  • Pabbi
  • Peshawar
  • Risalpur
  • Saidu Sharif
  • Shewa Adda
  • Swabi
  • Swat
  • Tangi
  • Tank
  • Thall
  • Timergara
  • Tordher

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