Tank, Pakistan

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Tank is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tank is located in Pakistan
Coordinates: 32°08′N 70°14′E / 32.13°N 70.23°E / 32.13; 70.23Coordinates: 32°08′N 70°14′E / 32.13°N 70.23°E / 32.13; 70.23
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Number of towns 1
Number of Union Councils 16

Tank (Urdu: ٹانکṭāṅk; Saraiki: ٹاک) ṭākk), is the capital city of Tank District, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The city is located near Dera Ismail Khan.[1]


Pashto language is spoken in Tank, Pakistan. Saraiki is also mainly spoken in Tank. Tank also has few people speaking hindku, which is also spoken in neighboring Dera Ismail Khan district. The vast majority of people are conversant in the Pashto language. English is also understood by the educated.[2]


It is located at 32º13' N. and 70º32' E[3] and is situated to the north-west of the Indus River and close to the Takht-i-Sulaiman Range.


The city was previously situated inside a fort. Here Sir Henry Durand, lieutenant-governor of the Punjab, was killed in 1870 when passing on an elephant under a gateway.[4]

Tank was the terminus railway station of Tank-Mari Indus Narrow gauge (762 mm or 2 ft 6 in) railway line. This railway line was closed in 1991.

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