Panjpir

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Panj Pir
پنج پیر
Union Council
Mount Panj Pir standing at a height of 1648 ft.
Mount Panj Pir standing at a height of 1648 ft.
Panj Pir is located in Swabi
Panj Pir is located in Swabi
Panj Pir
Coordinates: 34°05′17″N 72°28′45″E / 34.08806°N 72.47917°E / 34.08806; 72.47917Coordinates: 34°05′17″N 72°28′45″E / 34.08806°N 72.47917°E / 34.08806; 72.47917
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Swabi
Tehsil Swabi
Government
 • Nazim Malik Raza Shah (elected)
 • Naib Nazim Noor Hiader (Former)
Population (1998)
 • Total 13,936
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Panjpir is a town and Union council of Swabi District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan[1] that is surrounded by Shahmansoor, Kaddi, Thand Kohi, Bam Khel, Dara and Ismailabad. District Swabi has 4 Tehsils i.e. Swabi Tehsil, Lahor, Topi Tehsil and Razar. Each Tehsil comprises certain numbers of union councils. There are 56 union councils in district Swabi.[2]

It is located approximately 100 Kilometers both from Peshawar and Islamabad through recently constructed Peshawar Islamabad Motorway (M-I) with nearest approach at Swabi Interchange near Ambar village on the right bank of Indus River. Panj Pir Ghar (Panj Pir Mountain) with its sharpest ridge rises to the height of 2,130 feet above sea level or 940 feet above the Yousafzai plain, (Source Gazetteer of Peshawar District 1897-98) while highest peak of the Panj Pir hills is at 2,053 feet altitude from the sea level according to a recent Topo-Sheet issued by the Survey of Pakistan.

The area is bounded by the mountain Panjpir Ghar to its north, Badrai Khwar to its west, the Pehur Lift Canal to its east.

Total population of the village was 1,065 - Muslims were 1,054 with 542 males & 512 females while Hindus were 11 with 8 males and 3 female total 1,065 persons in 1869. (Source: Tareekh-e-Peshawar). Total population of the village was 3,175 in 1951, 8,227 in 1981 and 13,936 (Males 6,854 and Females 7,082) according to Census of 1998 conducted by the Government of Pakistan. Literacy rate in the same year was 49.30% of the total population.

Total area of Panj Pir is 3,205 Acres or 25,640 Kanals including streams, mountain, hillocks, ravines and a large cemetery.

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