Topi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Topaye[nb 1]
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Topi (Pakistan)
Coordinates: 34°4′10″N 72°37′24″E / 34.06944°N 72.62333°E / 34.06944; 72.62333Coordinates: 34°4′10″N 72°37′24″E / 34.06944°N 72.62333°E / 34.06944; 72.62333[1]
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Swabi
Tehsil Topi
Elevation[1] 335 m (1,102 ft)
Population [2]
 • Estimate (2004) 36,340
Time zone UTC+5 (PST)
Post Code 23460
Telephone Dialing Code 05372-0938[3]
Number of Union councils 2

Topi (Pashto: ټوپۍ‎) is a town in the eastern part of the Swabi District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[1] Topi is administratively subdivided into two Union councils: Topi East and Topi West.[4] Tarbela Dam is located 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) east of Topi.


Topi is located in the east of Swabi District of the Khyber Pukhtoonkwa Province of Pakistan. Topi is located to the west of the Tarbela Dam, the world's largest earth filled dam.[5][6] Tarbela Dam is the largest hydroelectric generation project in Pakistan, producing 3,495 megawatts of electricity accounting for 40 percent of the Water and Power Development Authority's total power output as of 1980.[5]

Education sector[edit]

The town of Topi is home of the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI), named after Ghulam Ishaq Khan, a former President of Pakistan who had served at Topi during his illustrious career as a civil servant.[7]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ The names of these places are "Urdu-ized"—the locals do not use this pronunciation. Locally Topi = Topaye; Swabi = Swa'Baye; Tarbela = tuR'Bella; Kotha = koTa, etc.[needs IPA]


  1. ^ a b c "Maps, Weather, Videos, and Airports for Topi, Pakistan". Directory of Cities and Towns in North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Falling Rain Genomics. 1996–2010. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  2. ^ "Topi, Pakistan". WolframAlpha. Wolfram Research. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  3. ^ "Pakistan City Dialing Codes (Telephone/Mobile)". OnePakistan. 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  4. ^ "Tehsils & Unions in the District of Swabi". National Reconstruction Bureau. Government of Pakistan. Archived from the original on February 9, 2012.
  5. ^ a b Asianics Agro-Dev. International (Pvt) Ltd. (2000). Tarbela Dam and related aspects of the Indus River Basin, Pakistan (PDF) (Report). Cape Town: World Commission on Dams. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-13. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
  6. ^ Earth Sciences Web Team. "Tarbela Dam, Pakistan". Earth Observatory. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Archived from the original on 2010-07-15. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
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