Mardan

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Mardan
مردان
Guides Memorial, Mardan
Guides Memorial, Mardan
Mardan is located in Pakistan
Mardan
Mardan
Mardan shown within Pakistan
Coordinates: 34°12′N 72°03′E / 34.200°N 72.050°E / 34.200; 72.050
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Mardan division
Tehsil Mardan
Government
 • Commissioner Kifaiat Ullah Khan.
 • Deputy Inspector General Police Muhammad Ali Babakhil
 • MNA, Mardan I Arshad Pirkheil khan Yousafzai.
 • MNA, Mardan II Ali Muhammad khan.
Area
 • Total 632 km2 (244 sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code +92 937
Website Mardan

Mardan (مردان) is a city and headquarters of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.[1] Mardan is the 19th largest city of Pakistan.[2] It is the de facto headquarters of the Yousafzai tribe, although a significant number of Momands have settled there over the past years. It is the second most populous city in the province,[1] located in the south west of the district at 34°12'0N 72°1'60E and an altitude of 283 metres (928 ft).[3]

Mardan, known as The city of hospitality, is a city and headquarters of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. It is the de facto headquarters of the Yousafzai tribe and the second most populous city in the province, located at 34°12'0N 72°1'60E and an altitude of 283 metres (928 ft) in the south west of the district. Mardan is a federation of a number of small towns coming together to form a large city. Mardan valley was part of the ancient Gandhara civilisation but at that time the name Mardan and Mardan City was not constructed, instead Gandhara civilisation consisted of small sub-kingdoms at the hill tops of Jamal Garhi, Shahbaz Garhi and Thakhat Bahi. The ruins of these cities still exist. Mardan City foundation was laid down by Saint Ali Mardan Shah (nickname Madai-Baba) in about in 11th – 12th century A.D. His shrine is at Jalala. His son Zamin Shah Baba was also a saint, buried in Mardan Cantt. Most of its land is agricultural.[citation needed] It has one of the world's best irrigation systems,[citation needed] which was laid down in 1934 from the Swat River through Jabban Hydel Power Station, during the British Raj between 1857 and 1947. There are still remains of the Gandhara civilisation, scattered in different areas of Mardan.

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Central Prison Mardan, a maximum security prison, opened in the city in 2015.[4]

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Coordinates: 34°15′N 72°15′E / 34.25°N 72.25°E / 34.25; 72.25