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Namli Maira
Namli Maira
is a mountainous rural area located in Abbottabad District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
province, Pakistan. It is one of the 51 union councils of Abbottabad
Abbottabad
District,[2] and takes its name from the two largest hamlets in the Union Council, Namli and Maira. These settlements are nestled on mountain ridges about 20 kilometres from the city of Abbottabad, in the foothills of Miranjani, the highest peak in the district. A metalled road connects Namli Maira
Namli Maira
to the main Abbottabad— Nathia Gali
Nathia Gali
road and is an alternate route to reach Nathia Gali
Nathia Gali
from Abbottabad. Namli Maira
Namli Maira
is around 3 kilometres away Bagnotar on the main road.

Contents

1 Administration

1.1 Villages

2 Climate and crops 3 Livelihood and economy 4 People 5 Education 6 Tourism 7 2005 earthquake 8 References

Administration[edit] The Union Council is administratively divided into Dhaki Khaiter, Namli Maira, Noor Mang, and Pagar Panghora areas.[1] Villages[edit] Villages in the area include:[citation needed]

Central Namli Garaanh (tandi,behskaribandi,dera,Narhiah) [capital] Mandri Pagar Saurmagali Danna Dhaki Khatar Hotar Jaster Besala Jaster upper Kals Jaster Pakhian Jaster Kallah Hilla Beghniyan Kholian Kutli Maira kalan Maira khurd Noor Mang Pkhyan Sangi Mara Tharyati Chinnyati Noor Nala Dohaliyah Channala Barrian noor mang

Climate and crops[edit] Being at a high altitude, this region hosts extreme winters (starting October) and a temperate and slightly humid summer (April onwards) which temperatures reaching 30C. July and August also see the monsoon which cause a pleasant drop in temperature. Farming is the main occupation of the population. The farming is done by oxen in remote areas but in villages with better accessibility the land is ploughed by machinery. The two crops grown there are rabi and kharaif. The major rabi crops grown in the area are potato and maize, and the kharaif crop is only wheat, in a very small area of village. The wheat is used for cattle and for grain only. Some vegetables are also found here, including turnip, radish, peas, pumpkin, beans and mustard. Fruits like pear, apple, black grapes, grapes, fig, peach, damson plum, mulberry, wild fig, lemon, apricot, charry are found in abundance in Namli Maira. As the hill people lack awareness of the markets, they are unable to get a proper return. These fruits are therefore used for subsistence. Most of the area around these mountain villages is covered with trees. Peaks are covered with evergreen trees including pine, walnut, oak and maple trees. Herbs, shrubs, wild flowers and thorny bushes can be seen in abundance. Goats and other pet animals graze the pastures. Livelihood and economy[edit] The main occupation of the people is subsistence farming and cattle breeding. Farmers cultivate one crop per season as climatic conditions do not permit double cropping. The other occupation is cattle breeding. Cows, sheep and goats are kept to supply milk for daily use of the household. Bullocks are used to work the plough. Poverty has forced many people to seek economic opportunities in the plains. Besides earning livelihood doing odd jobs in nearby towns, many have joined the army and civil service. Hotels in the nearby hill towns of Nathia Gali, Ayubia
Ayubia
and Murree
Murree
provide another source of employment to the locals. After turmoil in Swat, Namli Maira
Namli Maira
is gradually becoming popular with tourists from down country. Wood is the primary source of fuel and home construction, as there is no gas in Namli Maira. People go to forests and cut trees so that they can light fires for cooking and other activities. Those who can afford them use LPG gas cylinders. People[edit] The population of Namli Maira
Namli Maira
is Muslim, belonging to the Sunni
Sunni
sect. About 90% belong to the Karlal (Sardar) tribe. Other tribes in this area include Turks, Awan, Malik, Abbasi and a handful of Mughals. Jadoons. The mother language of the people of Namli Maira
Namli Maira
is Pahari پہاڑی, which is slightly different from Pothwari. Locals also speak and understand Hindko, Urdu, Pashto
Pashto
and English. The elderly people of the area can also speak and understand Persian and Arabic. Education[edit] Namli Maira
Namli Maira
village has one of the highest literacy rates for the district. The literacy rate of Namli Maira
Namli Maira
is about 92%. Government and private schools cater to the elementary educational needs of the residents. There are Primary schools for boys and girls, Government Boys High School and Girls High School. A number of private schools are also available. Habib Public School 2000, Model Public Schoo(l987) is the oldest and famous school of the village, Abaseen Public School are the oldest schools and have been extending free education to hundreds of poor students since 1987. Al-falah Public School in Chanati and Iqra Public School in Upper Maira Kalan are the smallest private schools. Tourism[edit] Since the earthquake of 2005 tourists prefer Nathi Gali and surrounding areas like Namli Maira, Kala Bagh, Thandiani and Mushkpuri. The approach to Namli Maira
Namli Maira
is the same from Murree
Murree
and Abbottabad
Abbottabad
(32 km from either side). Miranjani
Miranjani
(also known as "Choki") is one of the most popular sites of Namli Maira. Mirajani stands approximately 9,000 feet above sea level. There is an old track adjacent to Mirajani which connects Nathia Gali
Nathia Gali
to Thandiani. Along the track lies a British-era forest rest house, called Dagri Bangla by the locals. The location of the building, in the middle of thick forest, colonial style of construction and remoteness give it an aura of mystery. 2005 earthquake[edit] Main article: 2005 Kashmir
Kashmir
earthquake On 8 October 2005, an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck the northern areas and Kashmir, causing significant damage to housing and a large number of deaths. Aftershocks were felt through December. As some houses were damaged in the earthquake, the Pakistani army donated money and funds for the people. References[edit]

^ a b District Profile: Abbottabad, Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority ^ Administrative Units of District Abbottabad
Abbottabad
Archived 2007-04-03 at the Wayback Machine.

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Administrative divisions of Abbottabad
Abbottabad
District

Capital

Abbottabad

Tehsils

Abbottabad Havelian Lower Tanawal

Union councils

Abbottabad
Abbottabad
Central Sheikh-ul-Bandi Bagh Bagnotar Bakot Baldheri Bandi Atti Khan Banda Pir Khan Beerangali Berote Kalan Boi Chamhad Chamhati Dalola Dewal Manal Dhamtour Ghari Phulgran Goreeni Haveliani Urban Jarral Shareef Jhangi Jhangra Kakul Kehal Urban Kukmang Kuthiala Kuthwal Langra Langrial Lora Malikpura Urban Mirpur Mojohan Nagri Bala Nagri Totial Nambal Namli Maira Nara Nathia Gali Nawansher Urban Palak Pattan Kalan Pawa Phalkot Phallah Pind Kargu Khan Salhad Sarbhana Seer Gharbi Seer Sharqi Bhattian Sh

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