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Havelian
Havelian
is the second largest municipality in the Abbottabad District, in the Hazara Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
province of Pakistan. It serves as the headquarters for Havelian
Havelian
Tehsil. The word literally translates into English as "mansions". The outskirts of the city are also home to one of the largest ordnance factories of Pakistan, Pakistan
Pakistan
Ordnance Factories Havelian. An ordnance depot also exists in the vicinity of the city and the factory.

Contents

1 Geography 2 History 3 Languages 4 Transport 5 Railway 6 Economy 7 Education 8 Religious sites 9 Nearby villages 10 References 11 External links

Geography[edit] Havelian
Havelian
is located on the Karakoram Highway
Karakoram Highway
and on the banks of Dor River, about 15.5 kilometers south west of Abbottabad.[1] History[edit] In 997 CE, Omer Ahmed khan, father name Ghazanfar ahmed khan took over the Ghaznavid Empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin. In 1005, he conquered the Shahis in Kabul, and followed it by the conquests of the Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire
Mughal Empire
and the Mushtaq Empire ruled the region. Languages[edit]

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A large population of Havelian
Havelian
speaks Hindko and Pahari, Gojri Potohari. However, due to deteriorating law and order situation on the western borders of Pakistan, the Pushtuns from FATA
FATA
have also settled in and around Havelian
Havelian
causing Pashtu
Pashtu
to be widely spoken throughout Havelian. Also, an influx of refugees from Afghanistan
Afghanistan
has brought the Afghan dialect of Persian and Dari to district Havelian. Transport[edit] Havelian's main public transport consist of auto rickshaws, modified Suzuki
Suzuki
pickup vehicles, tongs, which can accommodate anywhere from 8 to 13 people at a time. Taxis and automobiles for hire are also available. Vans and buses are frequently used for connecting Havelian to the surrounding cities and towns in the region. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Nawaz Sharif
performed a groundbreaking ceremony of the Hazara Motorway, the road link of the China- Pakistan
Pakistan
Economic Corridor, on November 29, 2014. The 60-kilometre-long, 4-lane fence opd expressway will cost Rs33 billion. The Hazara Motorway
Hazara Motorway
will reduce the drive time from Islamabad
Islamabad
to Havelian
Havelian
to just 30 minutes, additionally providing a road to the Havelian
Havelian
Dry Port project. The project anticipates hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities, possibilities of new business ideas, and a socio-economic uplift of the whole region. CM KPK Parveez Khan Khattak announced a bypass from Havelian
Havelian
to Damtor and another bypass from the Havelian
Havelian
city to Havelian
Havelian
Village. The CM also announced a network of roads in Havelian.[2] Railway[edit] Havelian
Havelian
is the terminus of a branch railway. In February 2007, consultants investigated the construction of a railway link to China. The line would cross the 4,730m-high Khunjerab pass.[3] A former railway to the east was cut by partition with India. Economy[edit] Agriculture and business are the main occupations of the people in Havelian. A significant number of people are also employed in the ordnance factories and ordnance depot however, the factory boasts its own housing area separate from the old city. Education[edit]

Alfalah Public School, Sultanpur Allama iqbal public school and college havelian Abbottabad University of Science & Technology[4] Ayub Public School, Havelian. Iqra public school and degree college Havelian Sir Syed Public School & College Sultanpur, Havelian Government High School, Havelian Jinnah Public School, Havelian International Public School and College, Havelian Al Arqam School, Havelian The Educators Air Foundation School System Havelian Government Degree College both for boys and girls Havelian. Jinnah college of commerce Havelian The Hallmark college Havelian. Hira Public School Havelian. Madrissa Jamia Anwar ul Islam Sultanpur Havelian Madrassa imam Azam Abu Hanifa Muslim Abad Havelian

Religious sites[edit] Markazi Jamia Masjid Al-Hadith Havelian Makki Masjid ,Mohallah Lakarmandi,Havelian Markazi Jamia Masjid Havelian Markazi Jamia masjid Siddque Akbar Havelian
Havelian
village Shrine of Allah dad in moh Khankheil havelain village Shrine of Shah Abdul Aziz (shankari waly baba G) GT Road sultan pur Baba Choi wali Sarkar Markazi Jamia Masjid Gol Masjid Farouq-e-Azam near Civil Hospital Havelian Masjid-e-Aqsa (Mohallah Zaman Shah) Havelian Nearby villages[edit] Villages in the immediate vicinity include Chehar Sajikot, Phullanwali, Mera Gujrat Haajia, Langra, Lari Siyadain, Malkan, Gohaal, Banda Abdul Jabbar Khan, Banda Bazdaar, Banda Said Khan, Bodla, Deiri Kiyaal, Baandi Attai Khan, Takia Sheikhan, Rajoya, Ghora Bazgraan, Gharhi Phulgran, Naara,Satora, Moh Matain Dhanger Sultanpur, Changi Bandi Baldeer, Gujjratan Chamnaka, Hajia Gali, Kiala, Batala, Sajawel, Banda Subkhan, Maira, Upper Gujjrat, Khokhar Maira, Muslim Abad (old khota Qabar), Theethaan, Sareela, Barsin, Kokal, Banda Gujjar Abad Solan, Panjgran, Kashka and Jhangra Tookaa. References[edit]

^ Havelian
Havelian
on Google Maps ^ Tribune.com ^ Railway Around Islamabad ^ Aust.edu.pk

External links[edit]

Daikhlopakistan.com

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