Inayatabad

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U.C Inayatabad
Village and union council
Country Pakistan
Region Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Mansehra District
Elevation 3,224 m (10,578 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Inayatabad (Urdu: عنایت آباد ‎) is a village and union council (an administrative subdivision) of Mansehra District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1] It is located in Mansehra Tehsil and lies to the north of the district capital Mansehra and lies in area affected by the 2005 Kashmir earthquake.[2]

Villages[edit]

Gandhian[edit]

Gandhian[3] is a village of Union Council Inayatabad in District Mansehra. It is located 34.39N 73.21 E Latitude and Longitude on main Karakoram Highway and is about 7 km away from District Capital Mansehra. Gandhian comprises small villages such as Jalalabad, Bela, Sheher, Narrah, Merra, Chak and Bandhian. Gandhian has picturesque beauty. A beautiful Siran River tributary flows through this village. Natural springs in Gandhian are source of fresh natural water. Gandhian is known for most important and unique Shiv Temple (dates back to Emperor Ashoka and Alexander the Great) of Hindu religion in Pakistan, where hundred and thousands of pilgrims come and pay tribute and homage to the same.

Terrain of this area consists of Plain fields, Plateau and Hilly areas. Land used for agriculture purpose is very rich and fertile in nature. Main crops of village are wheat, Vegetables, Maize and Tobacco. Whereas fruits like Apricot, Plum, Almond, Apple and Peach are also found here. Literacy rate of this Village is quite encouraging. Private sector educational institutions are growing in number. Gandhian has produced highly educated people who reached high echelon in field of Education, Armed Forces, Civil Service and Other professions.

100% of the population of Gandhian is Muslim (Sunni Sect). While few families believer of Shia sect also exist. 90% of the population of this village speaks Hindko as their mother tongue, while remaining speaks Gojari, Pashto and other languages. Main tribes of this area are Tanoli, Ghakkar (Raja), Syed, Maliktanoli and Sulemani.

Education[edit]

Literacy rate of this U.C is quite encouraging. Private sector educational institutions are growing in number. U.C has produced highly educated people who reached high echelon in field of Education, Armed Forces, Civil Service and Other professions.

Languages[edit]

90% population of this village speaks Hindko as their mother tongue, while remaining speaks Gojari, Pashto and other languages.

Tribes[edit]

Main tribes of this area, are Swati, Tanoli,Sulemani, Kashmiries, Awans, Parachas and Turks

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