Peshawar Cantonment

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Peshawar Cantonment (Urdu: پشاور اردوگاه‎) is a cantonment area of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Peshawar Cantonment was established on the remains of the old town site and graveyard. It was as irregular and oblong in shape as it is today and originally occupied an area of 9 square kilometers. It was occupied by British East India company troops soon after annexation of Punjab in 1849. After the fall of Sikhs in 1849, and annexation of Punjab, a military garrison was established at Peshawar in 1868.