() is a town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
province of Pakistan
. It is the chief city of the district
. Hangu is famous for its greenery, hills, beauty and water.
Hangu is situated in the south of north-west Pakistan. It is about 40km away from Kohat. Hangu was a tehsil of Kohat, but in 1998 it was announced a district in Kohat Division. It is the most beautiful city in southern districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. Samana, a place for nature lovers, is also situated in Hangu district. The whole district is famous for its greenery. There are four mountains around Hangu namely, Wara Samana, Kata Kani, Pora Ghar and Shalmaz Pir. There are lots of natural springs in Hangu. Snowfall also occurs in winters.
Hangu is a small city of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. It has one civil hospital, two government high schools for boys and two government schools for girls. There is a government degree college for boys and girls as well. Numbers of private sector educational institutions are also contributing to promote the social sector educational ratio.
There is a Police Training College (PTC) in Hangu. Orakzai Agency headquarter is also situated in Hangu.
Most of the people of this area are orakzai and bangash (both are Pashtun tribes).
On Aug 22, 2008, at least 16 terrorists (including 2 Chechen
) were killed by the Pakistani security forces in a skirmish at Hangu. The terrorists belonged to Darra Adamkhel
, and their group included suicide bombers
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