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Peshawar

(Encyclopedia)Peshawar pəshäˈwär, pəshôˈər [key], city (1998 pop. 988,005), capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly North-West Frontier Province), NW Pakistan. A road and rail center near the famed Khyber P...

Gardez

(Encyclopedia)Gardez or Gardeyz both: gərdāzˈ [key], city (1979 pop. 9,550), capital of Paktia prov., E Afghanistan, on the Jilga River. It lies on the old trade routes between Afghanistan and the Peshawar regio...

Burnes, Sir Alexander

(Encyclopedia)Burnes, Sir Alexander, 1805–41, British traveler in India. As an army officer in India, he studied Asian languages. In 1832 he left Lahore in Afghan dress and traveled by way of Peshawar and Kabul a...

Bannu

(Encyclopedia)Bannu bənˈno͞o [key], town (1981 pop. 35,170), N Pakistan. It is a district administrative center and an important road junction and market town. The major industries are cloth weaving and the manu...

Gujranwalla

(Encyclopedia)Gujranwalla go͝ojˌränˈvälə [key], city, NE Pakistan. A road and rail hub, with linkage to Peshawar ...

Kanishka

(Encyclopedia)Kanishka kənĭshˈkə [key], fl. c.a.d. 120, king of Gandhara. He was the most powerful and renowned ruler of the Kushan dynasty, one of the five tribes of the Yüeh-chih who had divided (1st cent. b...

Gujrat

(Encyclopedia)Gujrat go͝ojərätˈ [key], city, NE Pakistan. It is near the Chenab River and on a major road ...

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

(Encyclopedia)Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly North-West Frontier Province, province and historic region (2017 provisional pop. 35,525,047), c.51,510 sq mi (133,410 sq km), NW Pakistan, bounded on the N and W by Afgha...

Dera Ismail Khan

(Encyclopedia)Dera Ismail Khan ĭsmīlˈ khän [key], town (1981 pop. 64,358), N central Pakistan, c.1 mi (1.6 km) on the western bank of the Indus River. A district administrative center, it is known for its lacqu...

Gandhara

(Encyclopedia)Gandhara gəndäˈrə [key], historic region of India, now in NW Pakistan. Situated astride the middle Indus River, the region had Taxila and Peshawar as its chief cities. It was originally a province...

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