The Abbottabad city is situated in the Orash Valley, 110 kilometres north of the capital Islamabad, 130 kilometres from Rawalpindi and 150 kilometres northeast of Peshawar at an altitude of 1,260 metres.
Origin of name
During British rule Abbottabad became the capital of Hazara division, which was named after and contained the Hazara valley, a small valley in the outermost Himalayas, between the Indus in the west and Kashmir in the east.
Miranjani (3,313m) and Mukeshpuri are the highest peaks in this district.
- IUCN Pakistan (2004). Abbottabad – State of the environment and Development. IUCN Pakistan and Khyber Pukhtoonkhwa: Karachi, p. 2.
- Hazara – Nordisk familjebok
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