Battagram

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Battagram
Battagram is located in Pakistan
Battagram
Battagram
Coordinates: 34°41′N 73°1′E / 34.683°N 73.017°E / 34.683; 73.017Coordinates: 34°41′N 73°1′E / 34.683°N 73.017°E / 34.683; 73.017
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Battagram
Elevation 1,038 m (3,406 ft)
Battagram City from a distant mound

Battagram (Urdu: بٹگرام‎, Pashto: بټګرام‎) is the capital city of Battagram District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is located at 34°41'N 73°1'E and has an altitude of 1038 metres (3408 feet).[1]

Climate[edit]

With a mild and generally warm and temperate climate, Battagram features a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) under the Köppen climate classification. The average temperature in Battagram is 18.5 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 1218 mm. Even in the driest months, there is a lot of precipitation. November is the driest month with 28 mm of precipitation, while July, the wettest month, has an average precipitation of 229 mm.

June is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 27.9 °C. The coldest month, January, has an average temperature of 7.6 °C.

Climate data for Battagram
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.8
(55)
14.8
(58.6)
19.6
(67.3)
24.6
(76.3)
30.0
(86)
35.1
(95.2)
33.3
(91.9)
31.5
(88.7)
30.6
(87.1)
27.0
(80.6)
21.6
(70.9)
15.2
(59.4)
24.7
(76.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.6
(45.7)
9.4
(48.9)
13.8
(56.8)
18.5
(65.3)
23.1
(73.6)
27.9
(82.2)
27.2
(81)
26.0
(78.8)
24.4
(75.9)
19.8
(67.6)
14.7
(58.5)
9.5
(49.1)
18.5
(65.3)
Average low °C (°F) 2.4
(36.3)
4.1
(39.4)
8.0
(46.4)
12.4
(54.3)
16.3
(61.3)
20.8
(69.4)
21.2
(70.2)
20.5
(68.9)
17.8
(64)
12.7
(54.9)
7.8
(46)
3.8
(38.8)
12.3
(54.2)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]

Education[edit]

Battagram has many modern institutes, including these:

Schools of Batagram Location Colleges of Battagram Location
Al-Ezzah Academy Battagram Karakoram highway, near Tamai road Battagram Zahid Public High School & College Chattar Road Maira Kuzabanda, Battagram
Young Muslim Public High School Near Karakoram Highway Battagram
The Rising Star public school Tamai NA Al Huda Wali Mohd Khan Trand memorial NA
Al Syed Garden Public High School and College Battagram Near Vagon Adda Battagram Sir Syed Institute of Learning and Motivation Battagram Near Sub-Jail Battagram no repeat: Sir Syed Institute of Learning and Motivation Battagram Near Sub-Jail Battagram

The schools are being built with the help of several NGOs and foreign funds to improve the literacy rate of the people.[3]

2005 earthquake[edit]

Battagram was among the areas affected by the earthquake of 8 October 2005, when more than 4,500 people were killed and approximately 35,000 were injured.[4]

Administration[edit]

Battagram District is divided into two tehsils, the proper Battagram and Allai (which are Banna, Bateela, Batkul, Biari, Jambera, Pashto, Rashang and Sakargah). Proper Battagram main city is a tehsil and district headquarters and is also one of 20 Union Councils of the District of Battagram.[5]

The Battagram Tehsil is subdivided into 12 Union Councils:[5]

Union Councils Union Councils
Ajmera Banian
Battagram Batamori
Gijbori Kuza Banda
Paimal Sharif Peshora
Rajdahri Shumlai
Thakot Trand

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Location of Battagram – Falling Rain Genomics
  2. ^ "Climate: Batgram". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Holland builds schools in Battagram, Dawn
  4. ^ "Educational Institutes in Battagram". Hazara. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Battagram". National Reconstruction Bureau of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 2012-02-09.