Swabi District

Swabi District

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Swabi District

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Swabi District (,) lies between the Indus River and Kabul River, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan. Its residents are referred to as 'Swabva'l.' It is the fourth most populous district of the province. The Mandanr Yusufzai subsection of the Yousafzai clan of the Pukhtoons form a majority of the districts population.


Tobacco is a cash crop of Swabi, along with vegetables, wheat, sugar cane and maize. Its climate is well suited for citrus in particular, but many other fruits like watermelon, peaches and apricots are also grown there.

It also boasts one of the most prestigious institutions of Pakistan, the Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology located in village Topi.

A six lane motorway connecting Islamabad with Peshawar passes through Swabi District with an access interchange at Village Ambaar.

Buddhist Archaeological sites

Swabi contains many important archaeological sites; it was part of the Gandhara civilization. Alexander the Great crossed river Indus where the village of Hund now lies on its right bank. Hund is an archaeological treasure and been the capital of the Hindu and Turk Shahi for nearly three hundred years. Archaeological sites are found all over the Swabi and they are great tourist attractions.

Rani Ghat is another start of the Gandhara archaeological site located further deep in the mountainous area. Rani Ghat is the famous historical palace on the top of mountain used by the Queen of that...
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