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] The schools are being built with the help of several NGOs and foreign funds to improve the literacy rate of the people.[2]

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)
24.67
(76.42)
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)
18.49
(65.28)
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)
12.32
(54.16)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

2005 earthquake[edit]

Battagram was one of the areas affected by the earthquake of October 8, 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 comprising Banna, Bateela, Batkul, Biari, Jambera, Pashto, Rashang and Sakargah). Proper Battagram main city being a tehsil and district headquarters, is also one of 20 Union Councils of the District of Battagram.[5]

The Battagram tehsil is subdivided into 12 Union Councils these are:[6]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]