Haripur, Pakistan

Haripur, Pakistan

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Haripur, Pakistan

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Haripur () is a city in Haripur District in the Hazara Division of Hazara, some north of Islamabad and south of Abbottabad, in a hilly plain area The city is situated on the Karakoram Highway (N35).


Haripur was founded by the Sikh general Hari Singh Nalwa in 1822 and became the headquarters of Hazara (until 1853). Hari Singh Nalwa was appointed by Sikh Emperor Ranjit Singh as the second Nazim of Hazara after the first Nazim Amar Singh Majithia was killed by the local populace at Nara.

Haripur was built as a fortress surrounded by a wall which was thick and high and had only four openings. That fort later became the city police station. There is a famous Campus of Allama Iqbal Open University, Haripur is famous for its greenery and is a source of nursery plants, ornamentals and forest plants for the rest of NWFP and Pakistan.

Drinking water was provided by digging a tank. Many small drainages were dug to carry sullage water. A small river, the river Dore, passes through the city, feeding the Tarbela Dam.

Baron Hugal visited the town on December 23, 1835, and he found the town humming with activity. The municipality was constituted in 1867.

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