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Location of Mardan District (highlighted in yellow) within the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The city of Mardan is located in the south west of the district
Location of Mardan District (highlighted in yellow) within the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. The city of Mardan is located in the south west of the district

Mardan is a city situated in Mardan District in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. It was the part of ancient Gandhara Civilization. Most of its land is agricultural. It has one of the world's best irrigation system, which was laid down by the British government during British Rule on subcontinent (1857-1947). There are still remains of the Gandhara Civilization, scattered in different areas of Mardan. It is also a tourist spot due to its rich culture and hospitality. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan. ... Mardan District is a district in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan that contains the city of Mardan. ... North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) is geographically the smallest of the four provinces of Pakistan. ... Gandhāra (Sanskrit: गन्धार, Persian; Gandara, Waihind) (Urdu: گندھارا) is the name of an ancient Indian Mahajanapada, currently in northern Pakistan (the North-West Frontier Province and parts of northern Punjab and Kashmir) and eastern Afghanistan. ... Anthem God Save The King The British Indian Empire, 1909 Capital Calcutta (until 1912), New Delhi (after 1912) Language(s) Hindustani, English and many others Government Monarchy Emperor of India  - 1858-1901 Victoria¹  - 1901-1910 Edward VII  - 1910-1936 George V  - 1936 Edward VIII  - 1936-1947 George VI Viceroy²  - 1858...

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History

Mardan City Map.
Mardan City Map.
Main article: Mardan District

The area constituting Mardan district is a part of the Peshawar valley, which first appears in the history as part of the Gandhara kingdom. The armies of Alexander the Great reached the Indus Valley by two separate routes, one through the Khyber Pass and the other led by Alexander himself through Kunar, Bajaur, Swat, and Buner in 326 BCE. After Alexander's departure, the valley came under the rule of Chandragupta, who ruled the valley from 297 to 321 BCE. During the reign of the Buddhist emperor Asoka, the grandson of Chandragupta, Buddhism was the religion of the Peshawar Valley. The valley saw the revival of Brahmanism after the Greeks took over in the time of King Mehanda. The Scythians and Indians followed and retained control of the valley till the 7th century CE. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 577 pixel Image in higher resolution (922 × 665 pixel, file size: 145 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Rashid, http://www. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 577 pixel Image in higher resolution (922 × 665 pixel, file size: 145 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Rashid, http://www. ... Mardan District is a district in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan that contains the city of Mardan. ... Gandhāra (Sanskrit: गन्धार, Persian; Gandara, Waihind) (Urdu: گندھارا) is the name of an ancient Indian Mahajanapada, currently in northern Pakistan (the North-West Frontier Province and parts of northern Punjab and Kashmir) and eastern Afghanistan. ... For the film of the same name, see Alexander the Great (1956 film). ...


Ethnicity and tribes

The dominant tribe is Yousufzai and some minority Khattak are also found in some areas


Famous Industries

Mardan is largely an agricultural area with a vast majority of people associated with agriculture. The major crops are wheat, suger cane, tobaco and maize and different kinds of vegetables. Even though the district is still largely poor and uneducated, recent years have seen major improvements in education, health and infrastructure. Manufacturing has also grown over the years and so has the financial sector where the town centre has become home to many national and some foreign banks.


Location

Famous People

Imran Khan of Mardan also known as Ameenan (Sh-een-tu-gh-e) is the most famous street cricketer produced from Mardan. He is most famous for his cricketing talents and fireworks, both on and off the field. He managed to enter the Pakistan's Official cricket team but declined due to his other committments. These other committments include internet, chatting, medicines and girls. He is currently the captain of Forrest Street Foxes, the most fearsome street cricket team in whole of Pakistan. Toasting, chatting, or DJing is the act of talking or chanting over a rhythm or beat. ... A medication is a licenced drug taken to cure or reduce symptoms of an illness or medical condition. ... Plural of Girl. ...


Aminan was trained by the talented GoGo and Jamal before he became a fear in the hearts of his opponents and most importantly his own team.He is a legend in the eyes of every aspiring kid in Mardan and Shoaib Akhtar reportedly seeks advice on rehabilitation from ameenan on a daily basis. Shoaib Akhtar (Urdu: شعیب اختر) (born 13 August 1975 in Rawalpindi, Punjab) is a Pakistani cricketer, widely recognized as the fastest bowler in the world, earning him the name Rawalpindi Express. ...


Aminan is also currently looking into a very challenging role offered by the ICL involving the hygiene department at all their grounds.He is a legend in his adherance to his uniform of white shalwar and T shirt with the signs of all the curries and medicines he had in the last 1 year.Aminan might also appear in adverts for Surf washing powder but as per our reliable sources of Sabinistan radio the rate is being negotiated at an excess of $10billion.


He is also a local mobster (locally known as badmash). He loves ganging on innocent people for petty reasons, and is given support both moral and financial by his infamous gangster queen Sabististan of Glasgow.


He is currently wanting to become the Aftaf Hussain of Mardan. After receiving training in Karachi from MQM chootas, he is planning to replicate that success in Mardan. He is currently riveling the local godfather for the position and due to fearfull tactics is lovelingly known as the "Badmash of Mardan".


Aminan has recently stated in a interview that he plans to run for the presedential elections as well and will be representing all the chat users of Pakistan and Mardan.He is also planning to launch a new school system which will train kids to be street smart and become great players in internet chat,kanchay,guli danda,mera danda,tera danda and street cricket.He is also applying for the coach of India in the mean while as he feels he still has so much to offer to the game of cricket.


State Bank of Pakistan is also consedring a proposal of printing his charming picture on the note of 5000 ruppess.


Army

Mardan is also home of the famous Guides Regiment, raised by Lumsdon. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited the old Guides Mess at Mardan in the early 1960s. Sir Winston Churchill as a young officer stayed at Mardan for a while before he proceeded to Peshawar via the Bajaur valley.


External links

  • Sawal Dher
  • Mardan
  • Mardan sustainable Development Networking Programme, Pakistan

Sawal Dher is an historic village in Mardan District in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan that contains the remains of an ancient city. ...

Map links

  • Mardan City Map (Drawing)
  • Mardan City Map

Coordinates: 34°12′N, 72°03′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Regional : Mardan :: Khyber.ORG Directory (153 words)
In the beginning, the name Mardan was given to a small area after the name of Pir Mardan Shah, a prominent religious figure.
The area constituting Mardan district is part of Peshawar valley, which first appears in history as part of Gandhara Kingdom.
Until 1937, Mardan district was a part of Peshawar district.
Mardan | Mardan.com | Achievements (1902 words)
Mardan Information and Advice Centre (MIAC) successfully performed the opening ceremony for the launch of Bimonthly Pushto Magazine "Pasoon" on 25 December 2005 in Mardan Press Club.The famous Pushto poet Rahmat Shah Sayal presided over the gathering while the district Nazim Himayatullah Mayar was the chief guest.
Mardan Information and Advice Centre organised a free camp for Diabetic Patients in Hoti Mardan on Tuesday 27 February 2007.Around 60 patients atteded the camp despite heavy rain.AIMS (Abaseen Medical Institute of Medical Sciences) which runs Sugar Aspatal in Hayat Abad,sent a team from Peshawar.
Mardan Information and Advice Centre has produced a brilliant brochure to make things easier and more attractive for the people and tourists coming to Mardan.The brochure is about Gandhara Civilisation and Gandhara Tourists sites in and around Mardan.
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