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Brief History of rawalpindi

Rawalpindi District :  is a district of Pakistan in the northern region of the Punjab province, 4th largest city of Pakistan. The district has an area of 5,286 km2 (2,041 sq mi). It was part of Rawalpindi Division, until the year 2000 when the division was abolished. It is situated on the southern slopes of the north-western extremities of the Himalayas, including large mountain tracts with rich valleys traversed by mountain rivers. The chief rivers are the Indus and the Jhelum, and the climate is noted for its health benefits. It is the administrative seat of the Rawalpindi district. The City-District of Rawalpindi comprises seven autonomous tehsils. Rawalpindi is the military headquarters of the Pakistan Armed forces.

Rawalpindi.  The administration of Rawalpindi city is called Rawal Town administration. The main Rawalpindi City is Rawal Town. The main shopping centres and Bazaars are Raja Bazaar, Kashmiri Bazaar, Sarafa Bazaar, Kohati Bazaar, Mochi Bazaar, Rahmanabad, Satellite Town, Commercial Market and Tench Bhatta.

Gujar Khan. Gujar Khan is located in the heart of the Potohar region and is also called the land of Shaheed. The region has produced people from all walks of life. Two recipients of Nishan-i-Haider came from Gujar Khan. The area is notable for producing many top Military professionals as well.

Taxila. Taxila is famous for UET Taxila and the historical Taxila Museum.

Murree. In the north of Rawalpindi District, where the Punjab meets the North West Frontier Province is the city of Murree, Murree is one of the hill stations that was established during the British Raj.

Kotli Sattian. Kotli Sattian Tehsil has highest mountains after Murree in District Rawalpindi.

Kahuta. Kahuta is a beautiful place of many mountain ranges, breathtaking views, snow capped mountains, forests, gushing rivers and a cool climate hot in the summer with more rainfall just giving it that coolness, cold winters, different spices of wildlife, different tribes of people living off the land, keeping livestock. According to the 1998 census of Pakistan, Kahuta has a toal population of 153,000/-. Satti’s are the famous people of this region.

Kallar Syedan. Kallar Syedan became the seventh Tehsil of Rawalpindi in 2007, a very promising area with people of all tribes residing there. During the building of the Mangla Dam many of the inhabitants of the surrounding areas of the Mangla Dam migrated in Kallar Syedan, making Kallar the hot spot of new technological developments.

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