Dhamtour

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Dhamtour
Union council
Location of Dhamtour union council (highlighted in green) within Abbottabad district
Location of Dhamtour union council (highlighted in green) within Abbottabad district
Dhamtour is located in Pakistan
Dhamtour
Dhamtour
Coordinates: 34°08′0″N 73°16′0″E / 34.13333°N 73.26667°E / 34.13333; 73.26667
Country Pakistan Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Abbottabad
District Abbottabad
Government
 • Nazim Aurangzeb Khan
 • Naib Nazim Sajid Mehmood
Population
 • Total 25,999

Dhamtour or Dhamtore(Pashto: دھمتوڑ‎, Urdu: دھمتوڑ‎) is situated at about 6 km towards east of Abbottabad, Hazara, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and is the largest village and union council of Abbottabad. Their language is Hindko which is the traditional mother tongue of the Hazara Division. Dhamtour village is the gate way to places like Murree, Nathiagali, Dunga Gali, Bara_Gali, Ayubia_National_Park, Miranjani, Mukeshpuri and most famous picnic spot of Abbottabad, Harnoi. The Union council is located in Abbottabad District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.

Subdivisions[edit]

The Union Council of Dhamtour is divided into the areas of Banda Bazdar, Bandi Shoalian, Dhamtour, Guldhok, Jaswal, Nagaki, and Ukhreela.[1]

Location[edit]

Dhamtour has an average elevation of 1110 metres (3645).[2] It is situated to the west of Abbottabad city, and borders Sheikh-ul-Bandi to the north and Nagri Bala to the south.

History[edit]

Dhamtour is an ancient city and there were markets here before British rule. Dhamtore was a main market and business centre for the surrounding areas.

Saint[edit]

In Dhamtour, there are ziarats of Shaykh or Kagir khan Baba (Ilyas khail 1545 to 1655) bin Ilyas bin Ismail bin Abdulla bin hassat or Hassa zai bin Hussain bin Mansoor bin Ashraf Gadoon and Baba Mola patt sarkar who migrated from Jalalabad Afghanistan with their followers to Gadoon or Gandaf, Swabi and Hazara to spread Islam. Another saint, also from Afghanistan Ghazi Badshah, was Saadat Sarkar, Panj Qazi saibs.

Games[edit]

Football is the major and most favorite game of this village. Some of the local clubs are Hazara Sarban FC, Pak Muhammadan FC, Sarban hockey club Shahid Cricket club, Brother eleven Cricket club, Sada bahar cricket Club.

Festival[edit]

The urs mubarak of Hazrat Saian Mola Patt Qalandar who was a famous saint of that area which is celebrated for one week February 18 to February 25 each year

Tribes[edit]

Most residents are from the Jadoon or Pathan tribe. Other tribes include Syeds, Qazis, Awans, Kashmiris, Mughals, Kar Laal (Sardar) and Dhoond (Abbasi). 70% of Jadoon are settled in Dhamtour.

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