Abbottabad (Urdu: ایبٹ آباد) is a city located in Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa
The town of
The city is bounded at all four sides by the Sarban hills, from which residents and tourists can see breathtaking views of the region and city. The location of the city and the hills allows Abbottabad to experience pleasant weather in the summer and cold winters. Neighbouring districts areMansehra to the north, Muzaffarabad to the east, Haripur to the west and Rawalpindi to the south.Tarbela Dam is situated west of Abbottabad.
Abbottabad is situated in the
Abbottabad's climate is of extremes with mild temperatures during the spring and autumn months, humid temperatures during the months of June and July and below freezing temperatures during the winter. The temperature can rise as high as 30°C during the mid-summer months and can drop to below 0°C during the winter months. Snowfall is common in January while most rainfall occurs during the monsoon season stretching from May to August and can sometimes cause flooding.
According to the 1998 Census of the 81,000 who resided in Abbottabad, Hindko was spoken by 94.26% of the population, followed by Potohari at 2.30%, Pashto at 2.22% and Urdu at 1.05%. Although the first language of most people in Abbottabad is Hindko, Urdu is understood and spoken fluently by majority of the residents and commonly used in the markets, offices and formal functions. English is widely used in business and education.
The majority of the residents identify themselves as either Karlal, Jadoons, Sayeds, Malik Awan, Tanolis, Karlugh Turkss, Sheikhs, Sattis,Qazis, Sadozai, Kashmiris, Mughals, Rajputs, Qureshis, Utmanzai and Gujjars.
Abbottabad is the headquarters of Hazara Division and Abbottabad District. The District Nazim, Commissioner, Inspector General and Forest Conservator all reside in Abbottabad. Abbottabad is divided into localities, towns, colonies and neighbourhoods.
A view of Nathia Gali
Abbottabad has been attracting tourists to the city since the colonial era, as it is a major transit point to all major tourist regions of
§ AMC-PCB Ground
§ Kunj Football Stadium
§ Nawanshehr Football Ground
§ Dhamtour Football Ground
§ Banda Lamba Football Ground
Abbottabad attracts people from all over
§ College Road
§ Link Road
Abbottabad's main public transport consists of modified pickup vans Suzukis, which can accommodate anywhere from 8 to 13 people at one time. Taxis are also available as well as wagons which connect Abbottabad to the surrounding cities and towns (ex. Nathiagali, Sherwan,Dhamtour, Haripur, Mansehra) in the region. Abbottabad is also served by Daewoo Express and Niazi Express.
Pakistan Railways does not serve Abbottabad however a PR Reservation Office is located in Fawara Chowk in the city centre. The nearest railway station is located in Havalian, which is the last and most northern station on the Pakistan Railway network. The station is approximately thirty minutes drive south from Abbottabad city centre.