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Kakol, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Kakol is a town situated in the Kakul Valley at an elevation of 1300 metres, 5 km northeast of Abbottabad city near the Thandiani Hills in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. The population is around 30,000.

Kakol
Kakol is located in Pakistan
Kakol
Kakol
Coordinates: 34°11′N 73°15′E / 34.183°N 73.250°E / 34.183; 73.250
Country Pakistan
ProvinceKhyber-Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictAbbottabad
TehsilAbbottabad
Population
 • Total17,411

HistoryEdit

Kakol was a rural area prior to the establishment of a Boer Prisoner of War camp during the Boer War, circa 1899-1902, by the (then) Government of British India[1]. This site was placed under the official management of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles. Later on, the POW camp was converted into an army mountaineering and PT school until 1947-48, and a portion of it also remained the offices of the Royal Indian Army Service Corps (RIASC). It was this site, which was later chosen for the new post-independence Pakistan Military Academy, which is located in the eastern side of the valley.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Parrett, C. 'Boer POWs at Kakul, Abbottabad' in Durbar: Journal of the IMHS, Vol 28, No 1, Spring 2011, p. 3-8, Pub. UK, by the Indian Military Historical Society

Coordinates: 34°11′N 73°15′E / 34.183°N 73.250°E / 34.183; 73.250