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Explore Shāh in Pakistan.

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Shāh in the region of North-West Frontier Province is a town in Pakistan - some 101 mi (or 163 km) North-West of Islamabad, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Shāh is now 11:38 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Karachi" with an UTC offset of 5 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Gīdar Kili, Tauda Chīna, Khāl Mandai, Jogatangai, Khat Cham or Srinagar. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Mocho, Utetai, Gumbat, Kuhnader, Chinārtangai and Bājoro. We also found some pictures.




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Interesting facts about this location

Timergara

Timergara is the district headquarters of Lower Dir District in Pakistan. Timergara City is located on the east bank of the Panjkora River. The name Timergara derive from the king Timur and formally it was called Timurgarh and then it changed in to Timergara. It lies at an altitude of 823 metres . The town is the site of excavated graves of Aryans, dating from 1500 to 600 BC. On the west side of the Panjkora River is the excavated site of Balambat.

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Located at 34.8, 71.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Lower Dir District

Panjkora River

The Panjkora River is a river in northern Pakistan. It rises rises high in the Hindu Kush at lat. 35.45, flows south through Upper Dir and Lower Dir Districts and joins the Swat River near Chakdara, Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Its name is derived from the Persian for 'panj' (meaning 'five') and 'kora' (meaning 'river').

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Located at 34.8, 71.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 10 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Pakistan, Dir District, Geography of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, History of Pakistan, Indus basin, Lower Dir District, Rivers of Pakistan, Valleys of Pakistan

Siege of Malakand

The Siege of Malakand was the 26 July – 2 August 1897 siege of the British garrison in the Malakand region of colonial British India's North West Frontier Province. The British faced a force of Pashtun tribesmen whose tribal lands had been bisected by the Durand Line, the 1,519 mile (2,445 km) border between Afghanistan and British India drawn up at the end of the Anglo-Afghan wars to help hold the Russian Empire's spread of influence towards the Indian subcontinent.

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Located at 34.8, 71.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:1897 in India, Battles involving Afghanistan, Battles involving British India, Battles of the Industrial era, Conflicts in 1897, History of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, History of Pakistan, Military history of Afghanistan, Military history of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sieges involving the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill

Chakdara

Chakdara is a town in Lower Dir District of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. It is located north of Malakand on the north bank of the Swat River, in a commanding position near the entrance to Swat District and at the entrance to Lower Dir. It is about 130 km from Peshawar and 40 km away from Saidu Sharif, Its the gateway to Lower Dir District.

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Located at 34.8, 71.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Pakistan, Populated places in Lower Dir District

Malakand Pass

The Malakand Pass is a mountain pass in Malakand District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The pass road begins at Dargai. The road across the pass is in good condition, but is always crowded with a continuous stream of trucks. From a viewpoint about one kilometre before the top of the pass, one can see the Swat Canal in the valley below. It was built by the British to channel water from the Swat River through a tunnel under the Malakand Pass to the plains around Mardan.

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Located at 34.8, 71.84 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:Malakand District, Mountain passes of Pakistan