Baghdada

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Not to be confused with Baghdad.
Baghdada
بغدادہ
Kuzkandimasjid1.jpg
Baghdada is located in Pakistan
Baghdada
Baghdada
Coordinates: 34°08′N 72°01′E / 34.13°N 72.02°E / 34.13; 72.02
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Mardan
Tehsil Mardan
Government
 • Nazim Administrator(care taker)
Elevation 288 m (945 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Baghdada (Urdu: بغدادہ‎)(Pashto:بغدادہ) is a town of Mardan District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[1] It is on two important roads, one leading to Swabi and the other to Swat and Chitral.

Geography[edit]

Baghdada is located at 34°13'0N 72°2'0E with an altitude of 288 metres (948 feet)[2] and lies close to the Islamabad-Peshawar motorway. The Kalpani river flows at the eastern side of town.

Education[edit]

Educational establishments in the town include:

  • Aziz bhatti Shaheed Army college Mardan
  • F.G. Public High School Mardan
  • Government Middle School (GMS) Baghdada
  • Government High School (GHS) Baghdada
  • Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Baghdada
  • Government Post Graduate College For Women Baghdada Mardan
  • Defence College for Girls

Industry[edit]

The main industry of Baghdada is Furniture Manufacturing. There are hundreds of shops and industry of furniture which is supplied to all parts the country for domestic as well as official purposes. Saranjam Khan Market is the biggest Market of Furniture situated in the center of the town. This is named after Saranjam Khan, one of the last great old style Khans of the Pashtun dynasties. Saranjam Khan is the son-in-law of Dr. Abdul Hakeem Khan. Dr Abdul Hakeem Khan was also a Rustam-khel but subtribe Badar-khel, whereas Saranjam Khan belongs to the Rustam-khel sub-tribe of the Yousafzai's. The Yousafzai are the largest Pashtun tribe, numbering over one million.

Kuzkandi Jamiah Masjid[edit]

Central entrance door to the mosque.

The Kuzkandi Jamiah Masjid mosque (also known Jamiah Masjid Payan) located near the Cantonmentarea and Baghdada Chowk. It is the biggest mosque in the town, with a capacity of 1000.[citation needed]

The Punjab Regiment Centre is on the border of Baghdada.

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Coordinates: 34°12′33″N 72°02′8″E / 34.20917°N 72.03556°E / 34.20917; 72.03556