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Mardan (Urdu About this sound pronunce  and Pashto: مردان About this sound pronunce ) is a city and the headquarters of Mardan District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan.[1]

Mardan
مردان
City
Mardan's Guides Memorial was built in 1892 to honour fallen soldiers who fought during the 1879 Siege of the British Residency in Kabul
Mardan's Guides Memorial was built in 1892 to honour fallen soldiers who fought during the 1879 Siege of the British Residency in Kabul
Mardan is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Mardan
Mardan
Mardan is located in Pakistan
Mardan
Mardan
Mardan shown within Pakistan
Coordinates: 34°12′N 72°03′E / 34.200°N 72.050°E / 34.200; 72.050
Country Pakistan Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Mardan division
Tehsil Mardan
Government
 • Commissioner Abdullah patwari.
 • Deputy Inspector General Police Aalam Shinwari
Area
 • Total 632 km2 (244 sq mi)
Population (1998)
 • Total 245,926
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Calling code +92 937
Website MardanJALALA

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HistoryEdit

The area constituting Mardan district is a part of the Peshawar valley, which first appeared in history as a part of the Gandhara Kingdom. Until 1937, Mardan district was a part of Peshawar district. In 1937, Mardan was set up as an independent district after the name of its headquarters town.[2] Mardan is the 19th largest city of Pakistan.[3] It is the de facto headquarters of the Yousafzai tribe, although a significant number of Momands have settled there over the past years. It is the second most populous city in the province,[1] located in the south west of the district at 34°12'0N 72°1'60E and an altitude of 283 metres (928 ft).[4]

Economic ZoneEdit

Due to the project of China Pakistan Economic Corridor Rashakai is now an Economic zone. Rashakai comes in Nowshera city as per government but it is quite near to Mardan city and it will benefit Mardan more as compared to Nowshera.[5]

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