Mansehra is located at the eastern border of the North-West Frontier Province, two hours away from Peshawar and three hours away from Islamabad. The district is located at 34? - 12' and 35? - 50' and 47? - 07' longitude. It is closely linked to Afghanistan in the west, which has increased Mansehra's Afghan refugee count over the past years. The district of Mansehra has been blessed with wonderful scenery. Some of Mansehra's main features are mountain ranges, plains, valleys, and numerous lakes and rivers.
Mansehra is city located in Mansehra District, North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. Apart from being a major stop on the Karakoram Highway, it also links to the road to Kaghan Valley, Naran, Shogran, Lake Saiful Mulook and Babusar Top. Mansehra city is further divided in four union councils. Each union council is divided into Mohallas. Prominent Mohallas are Narri, Dab, Dandi, Lohar Baanda, Muftiabad, Khanbahadar and Sainabad. Rural area surrounding Mansehra city consists of chain of villages like (Behali),Potha, Jaloo, Ogra, Labourkot, Hajiabad. Two main roads lead all the way in to city, Shinkiari road and Kashmir road. Ghazikot Township is housing colony just outside of city and is famous of its natural beauty.Mansehra is considered good place for education because of its natural beauty and climate. It has many good schools like:Mansehra International Public School,Mansehra Public School etc. First primary school in the district was established in 1872 in the village Behali.Almost at the same time in Baffa and in 1892 in Mansehra. Majority of the people belongs to Khan Khel section of the Swati tribe.
Mansehra is a gate way to the tourism. And has played and playing a vital role in the development of tourism. Mansehra itself is a little city but lies in the center that’s the reason it is very important. Mansehra is a beautiful area and has very famous areas around itself which are always very brilliant.
There are three beautiful lakes in Mansehra district. These are encircled by snow clad peaks of the mountain range in the Kaghan valley. The names of these lakes are Lulusar, Dudupatsar and Saiful Maluk Sar. The former two lie near Babusar top while the latter one near Naran. The word “sar” is used with the name of each lake meaning lake.
Siran and Kunhar are well known rivers of the district. The Siran issues from Panjool and flows through the western plain of Pakhli. Two canals have been taken out from the Siran river, the upper Siran canal at Dharial and lower Siran canal at Shinkiari. From Pakhli the Siran runs into the Tanawal hills and joins the Indus at Tarbela in the north west. Its total course is between 70 to 80 miles, and it irrigates 6,273 acres of land.
The Kunhar bursts out from the lake Lulusar at the head of Kaghan valley and after a turbulent courses of 110 miles falls in the river Jehlum at Pattan. Since the land upon its bank is little level therefore, its water is not used for irrigation purposes. Some other notable bourn and nullahs which flow in district Mansehra are Pootkattha (Mansehra), Nadi Unhar (Shergarh), Butkus (joins the Siran near Icharian) and Ichar.
are a number of important and historical places in Mansehra. The well-known
villages and towns are Mansehra, Baffa, Shinkiari, Dhodial, Battal, Bhogarmang,
Phulra (chief village of the former Phulra state), Oghi, Shergarh (the
summer headquarters of the former Nawab of Amb), Darband (former centre
of Amb state), Gulibagh (capital of former Pakhli Sarkar), Ichrian, Ghari,
Habibullah, Jabori, Chutter, Dadar, Khaki, Kaladhaka and Batgram. Lassan
Nawab is village and Union Council (an administrative subdivison) of Mansehra
District in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It is located
in the south of the district and borders Haripur and Abbottabad districts.
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