Havelian

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Havelian
Municipality
Havelian is located in Pakistan
Havelian
Havelian
Coordinates: Coordinates: 34°03′11.00″N 73°09′12.00″E / 34.0530556°N 73.1533333°E / 34.0530556; 73.1533333
Country Pakistan
District Abbottabad District
Province Hazara Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Population
 • Total 40,481 (Geonames)
Postal code 22500

Havelian is the second largest municipality in the Abbottabad District, in the Hazara Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It serves as the headquarters for Havelian Tehsil. The word literally translates into English as "mansions". The outskirts of the city are also home to one of the largest ordnance factories of Pakistan, Pakistan Ordnance Factories Havelian. An ordnance depot also exists in the vicinity of the city and the factory.

Geography[edit]

Havelian is located on the Karakoram Highway and on the banks of Dor River, about 15.5 kilometers south west of Abbottabad.[1]

History[edit]

In 997 CE, Muzzammil Ahmed khan,father name Mushtaq ahmed khan took over the Ghaznavid Empire established by his father, Sultan Sebuktegin. In 1005, he conquered the Shahis in Kabul, and followed it by the conquests of the Punjab region. The Delhi Sultanate, Mughal Empire and the Mushtaq Empire ruled the region.

Languages[edit]

A large population of Havelian speaks Hindko and Pahari, Gojri Potohari. However, due to deteriorating law and order situation on the western borders of Pakistan, the Pushtuns from FATA have also settled in and around Havelian causing Pashtu to be widely spoken throughout Havelian. Also, an influx of refugees from Afghanistan has brought the Afghan dialect of Persian and Dari to district Havelian.

Transport[edit]

Havelian's main public transport consist of auto rickshaws, modified Suzuki pickup vehicles, tongs, which can accommodate anywhere from 8 to 13 people at a time. Taxis and automobiles for hire are also available. Vans and buses are frequently used for connecting Havelian to the surrounding cities and towns in the region.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed a groundbreaking ceremony of the Hazara Motorway, the road link of the Pakistan China Ecoomic Corridor, on November 29, 2014. The 60-kilometre-long, 4-lane fence opd expressway will cost Rs33 billion. The Hazara Motorway will reduce the drive time from Islamabad to Havelian to just 30 minutes, additionally providing a road to the Havelian Dry Port project. The project anticipates hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities, possibilities of new business ideas, and a socio-economic uplift of the whole region. CM KPK Parveez Khan Khattak announced a bypass from Havelian to Damtor and another bypass from the Havelian city to Havelian Village. The CM also announced a network of roads in Havelian on the request of Ex MPA Nasar Safdar Jadoon PK 47 in a huge gathering in Jadoon House Bandi.[2]

Railway[edit]

Havelian is the terminus of a branch railway.

In February 2007, consultants investigated the construction of a railway link to China. The line would cross the 4,730m-high Khunjerab pass.[3]

A former railway to the east was cut by partition with India.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture and business are the main occupations of the people in Havelian. A significant number of people are also employed in the ordnance factories and ordnance depot however, the factory boasts its own housing area separate from the old city.

Education[edit]

  1. Abbottabad University of Science & Technology[4]
  2. Ayub Public School, Havelian.
  3. Iqra public school and degree college Havelian
  4. Sir Syed Public School & College Sultanpur, Havelian
  5. Government High School, Havelian
  6. Jinnah Public School, Havelian
  7. International Public School and College, Havelian
  8. Al Arqam School, Havelian
  9. The Educators
  10. Air Foundation School System Havelian
  11. Government Degree College both for boys and girls Havelian.
  12. Jinnah college of commerce Havelian
  13. The Hallmark college Havelian.
  14. Hira Public School Havelian.
  15. Madrissa Jamia Anwar ul Islam Sultanpur Havelian

Holy places[edit]

Markazi Jamia Masjid Al-Hadith Havelian

Markazi Jamia Masjid Havelian

Markazi Jamia masjid Siddque Akbar R.A Havelian village

Holy shrine of hazrat Allah dad RA in moh Khankheil havelain village

Holy shrine of Shah Abdul Aziz (shankari waly baba G) GT Road sultan pur

Baba Choi wali Sarkar

Nearby villages[edit]

Villages in the immediate vicinity include Chehar Sajikot, Phullanawali, Mera Gujrat Haajia, Langra, Lari Siyadain, Malkan, Gohaal, Banda Abdul Jabbar Khan, Banda Bazdaar, Banda Said Khan,Bodla, Deiri Kiyaal, Baandi Attai Khan, Takia Sheikhan, Rajoya, Ghora Bazgraan, Gharhi Phulgran, Naara, Moh Matain Dhanger Sultanpur, Changi Bandi Baldeer, Gujjratan Chamnaka, Hajia Gali, Kiala, Batala, Sajawel, Banda Subkhan, Maira, Upper Gujjrat, Khokhar Maira, Muslim Abad (old khota Qabar), Theethaan, Sareela, Barsin, Kokal, Banda Gujjar Abad Solan, Panjgran, Kashka and Jhangra.

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