Thall

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Thall
ټل
Town and union council
Thal Ada 34 - panoramio.jpg
Thall is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Thall
Thall
Location in Pakistan
Thall is located in Pakistan
Thall
Thall
Thall (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 33°21.52′N 70°32.52′E / 33.35867°N 70.54200°E / 33.35867; 70.54200
Country Pakistan
Region Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
District Hangu District
Population (1998[1])
 • Total 25,355
Time zone PST (UTC+5)

Thall (Pashto: ټل‎, Ṭəl) also spells Tall is a town in Thall Tehsil of Hangu District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[2] Thall is located at 33°21'52N 70°32'52E with an altitude of 742 metres (2437 feet).[3]

Overview and history[edit]

It is administratively subdivided into two Union Councils. It is separated from the North Waziristan Agency by the Kurram River. The Peshawar-Thall and Thall-Parachinar road passes from here which is an important route of this area. It is aroudn 4 hours drive from Peshawar and about 3 hours from Kohat.

A major Bazaar or market of this region is located here which is a hub for traders from Kurram agency, Afghanistan and adjoining areas. The Historic Thall fort built by the British in 1909 is located here, Which serves as the HQ for Thall Scouts, a Paramilitary unit of FC. Thall people like to have higher eduction and also succeed in doing so. Thall people also like to paly different games but most popular games are cricket anf football which is mainly played in playing ground name Thall Ground, people like to see these matches by afternoon. Beside Thall Ground there is also Public park where people love to spent time with their friends. This park is also used for different types of Parties Rally. Thall is always a friendly small city with big heart to accommodate all people from different areas. Thall Civil Hospital is also help in keeping people healthy locally and to the neighbours too. During hot weather people like to go to the Wali Chena ( Wali Spring) i.e. a small spring with cold water , where people enjoy to have bath to cool them down. There is a small forest name Toor Koot, where people go for outing i.e. BBQ and other food related acvtivities. Thall people are rich in culture, friendship and religion.

Population[edit]

The population of Thall (Tall), according to 1998 consensus, is 25,355. The population of Thall, according to official consensus, over the years is shown in the table below.[4]

Consensus Year Population
1951 5,602
1961 11,747
1972 14,082
1981 18,901
1998 25,355

Education[edit]

There are many public and private sector educational institutes. The most prominent are Govt Degree College Thall (boys)[5] and Govt Girls Degree College Thall (girls)[6].

Govt High School (boys), Govt High School (girls), Muslim Model School & College (boys and girls), Shaheen Model School, Alfalah Islamic Academy, Public High School, Grammar Public School and College (boys and girls) and Zeb Model school. Pakistan education academy thall

Daarul Uloom Arabia Thall is the main Islamic center for religious studies along with several other small seminaries.

Climate and Landscape[edit]

The weather is extreme cold in winters and mild and pleasant in summers, days are bit hotter, with cool breeze in the evenings. Geographically it is mountainous and hilly. It is located at base of large mountain locally known as Khade-Makh or 'beautiful face' in English. The Kurram river passes near the town, where a small number of fish are also present which are locally fished and consumed. Because of its location it very important hub for different areas like Polisin Wazir, Kurram Agency, Dallan etc. People of these areas comes here to buy their basic needs like food and other groceries.

Language[edit]

The Thall People are 100% Pashtuns. They belong to the Bangash Tribe and follow Pashtunwali, i.e., The code of life by which Pashtuns live.

Religion[edit]

There are Followed by 100% oF Deobandi Sunni Islam.

Railway[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AREA & POPULATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS BY RURAL/URBAN: 1951-1998 CENSUSES (PDF)" (PDF). www.pbs.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Tehsils & Unions in the District of Hangu - Government of Pakistan Archived 2012-08-06 at Archive.is
  3. ^ Location of Thal - Falling Rain Genomics
  4. ^ "AREA & POPULATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS BY RURAL/URBAN: 1951-1998 CENSUSES (PDF)" (PDF). www.pbs.gov.pk. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 24 November 2017. 
  5. ^ "Govt Degree College Thall, Hangu". www.admission.hed.gkp.pk. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  6. ^ "Govt Girls Degree College Thall, Hangu". www.admission.hed.gkp.pk. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 

Coordinates: 33°21′52″N 70°32′52″E / 33.36444°N 70.54778°E / 33.36444; 70.54778