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Bara Khyber Agency
باڑہ خیبرایجنسی
Agency
bara khyber agency logo
Bara Khyber Agency Logo
Country Pakistan
Established 1873
Government
 • Political agent Shahab Ali
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Postal Code 24801
Main language(s) Pashto
Website Bara Khyber Agency

Bara Khyber Agency (Urdu: باڑہ خیبرایجنسی ‎) is a town located in Bara Tehsil in Khyber Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. To the south is Kohat district, to the north Peshawar.

Bara Khyber Agency is also the name of the local administrative division Bara Tehsil of the Khyber Agency within the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan, of which Bara Khyber Agency Town is the administrative seat. The Bara River flows through the district. From the era of the Raj the town has held a fort and supplied water to Peshawar.[1] The Official Website Of Bara Khyber Agency is http://www.barakhyberagency.com/ The town is ethnically Pashtuns, and has been the site of increasing militancy by Lashkar-e-Islam against the central government.[2][3]

The approximate location is 33° 55′ N latitude, 71° 27′ longitude.[4] The mud fort is visible on Google Earth at 33° 54' 53" by 71° 28' 05", lying alongside a water tank and the Bara River which eventually flows to the East of Peshawar.


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  1. ^ John Murray (Firm); Eastwick, E.B. (1883). Handbook of the Punjab, Western Rajputana, Kashmir, and Upper Sindh. J. Murray. p. 278. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  2. ^ "10 killed in Pakistan as teen bomber blows himself - Thaindian News". thaindian.com. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 4, 2009. Retrieved September 23, 2012. \06\30\story_30-6-2008_pg7_32
  4. ^ "Bara Tehsil Map | Pakistan Google Satellite Maps". maplandia.com. Retrieved 2014-11-16. 

Coordinates: 33°54′53″N 71°28′05″E / 33.91472°N 71.46806°E / 33.91472; 71.46806