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|Elevation||984 m (3,228 ft)|
|• Total||231,370 (est.)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+5)|
Mingora (also spelled Mingawara or Mangora or Mingaora) (Pashto: مینګورہ) is the largest commercial city in Swat District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. It is located at an altitude of 984 metres (3,228 ft) and about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from Saidu Sharif, the present administrative capital of Swat. The city is a major tourist destination with a large number of grand hotels.
Many Buddhist remains and carvings have been discovered near Mingora in the Jambil River Valley. At Panr, a stupa and monastery dated to the 1st century CE has been excavated. At Loe Banr, Butkara II and Matalai, Italian archaeologists unearthed 475 Aryan graves dated between 1520 and 170 BC and two horse skeletons. On the opposite side of the River Swat at Aligrama, near the Saidu Sharif airport, a site of Gandhara grave culture was discovered by Italian archaeologists and dated to 1000 BC.