Mingora

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Mingora
Mingora bazar
Mingora bazar
Mingora is located in Pakistan
Mingora
Mingora
Coordinates: 34°28′N 72°13′E / 34.47°N 72.22°E / 34.47; 72.22
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Swat District
Elevation 984 m (3,228 ft)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 231,370 (est.)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Website Mingora

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.


Climate[edit]

With a mild and generally warm and temperate climate, Mingora features a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) under the Köppen climate classification. The average annual temperature in Mingora is 19.3 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 897 mm. Even in the driest months, there is a lot of precipitation. November is the driest month with 22 mm of precipitation, while August, the wettest month, has an average precipitation of 134 mm.

June is the hottest month of the year with an average temperature of 29.2 °C. The coldest month January has an average temperature of 7.5 °C.

Climate data for Mingora
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 13.0
(55.4)
15.8
(60.4)
20.2
(68.4)
25.6
(78.1)
31.7
(89.1)
36.8
(98.2)
35.4
(95.7)
33.7
(92.7)
32.3
(90.1)
28.0
(82.4)
21.8
(71.2)
15.3
(59.5)
25.8
(78.43)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
10.3
(50.5)
14.2
(57.6)
19.1
(66.4)
24.5
(76.1)
29.2
(84.6)
29.0
(84.2)
27.8
(82)
25.6
(78.1)
20.4
(68.7)
14.6
(58.3)
9.4
(48.9)
19.3
(66.74)
Average low °C (°F) 2.1
(35.8)
4.8
(40.6)
8.2
(46.8)
12.7
(54.9)
17.3
(63.1)
21.6
(70.9)
22.6
(72.7)
21.9
(71.4)
18.9
(66)
12.9
(55.2)
7.4
(45.3)
3.5
(38.3)
12.83
(55.08)
Source: Climate-Data.org[2]



History[edit]

Mingora night view
Mingora view

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.[3] 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.

Notable people from Mingora[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/6BhIhkv7b
  2. ^ "Climate: Mingora - Climate-Data.org". Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Augusto Azzaroli, Two Proto-historic Horse Skeletons from Swāt, Pakistan, East and West, Vol. 25, No. 3/4 (September-December 1975), pp. 353-357: [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°47′N 72°22′E / 34.783°N 72.367°E / 34.783; 72.367