Berote Kalan

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Birote
Union Council
Birote is located in Abbottabad District
Birote is located in Abbottabad District
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Abbottabad
Tehsil Abbottabad
Government
 • Nazim Afaq Ahmed Abbasi[1]
 • Naib Nazim Muhammad Sarwar Abbasi
Population
 • Total 26,012

Birote Kalan or Birote is one of the 51 union councils of Abbottabad District in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name of the union council Birote means "the land of wrestlers". The words khurd and kalan ("little" and "big") are administrative terminology dating back to Mughal times, to differentiate two areas with the same name, hence Birote Khurd means "little khurd". The words khurd ("small") and kalan ("big") are taken from Persian. (cf. Britannia major, "Greater Britain" and Britannia minor "Lesser Britain").

Location[edit]

Administrative subdivisions of Berote Kalan

Birote Kalan is located in the south eastern part of Abbottabad District and borders the Bagh District of Kashmir, and was consequently affected by the 2005 Pakistan earthquake as the epicentre was in Kashmir.

Subdivisions[edit]

The Union Council is subdivided into the following areas: Berote Kalan, Berote Khurd, Kahoo Gharbi and Kahoo Sharqi.[1]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 34°00′00″N 73°00′00″E / 34.0000°N 73.0000°E / 34.0000; 73.0000