Mingora

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Mingora
مینګورہ
مینگورہ
City
View of Mingora
View of Mingora
Mingoraمینګورہمینگورہ‎ is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Mingoraمینګورہمینگورہ‎
Mingora
مینګورہ
مینگورہ
Mingoraمینګورہمینگورہ‎ is located in Pakistan
Mingoraمینګورہمینگورہ‎
Mingora
مینګورہ
مینگورہ
Coordinates: 34°46′18″N 72°21′36″E / 34.77167°N 72.36000°E / 34.77167; 72.36000Coordinates: 34°46′18″N 72°21′36″E / 34.77167°N 72.36000°E / 34.77167; 72.36000
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 (Pashto: مینګورہ‎, Mīngawara) (Urdu: مینگورہ‎) is a commercial city in the Swat District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, located at an altitude of 984 metres (3,228 ft). It is 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) away from Saidu Sharif, the present administrative capital of Swat District. Mingora is the third-largest city in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after Peshawar and Mardan, and the largest in Swat District, as well as the largest city in the northern part of the province (i.e. the former Malakand Agency or Malakand Division). Mingora is a major tourist destination, with a large number of grand hotels.

Climate[edit]

Mingora night view

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 7.6 °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) 7.6
(45.7)
10.3
(50.5)
14.2
(57.6)
19.2
(66.6)
24.5
(76.1)
29.2
(84.6)
29.0
(84.2)
27.8
(82)
25.6
(78.1)
20.5
(68.9)
14.6
(58.3)
9.4
(48.9)
19.33
(66.79)
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 bazar

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. ^ https://www.webcitation.org/6BhIhkv7b?url=http://world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x%3D1330658054%26men%3Dgpro%26lng%3Den%26des%3Dwg%26geo%3D-2942%26srt%3Dpnan%26col%3Dabcdefghinoq%26msz%3D1500%26pt%3Dc%26va%3D%26geo%3D449233236
  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]

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