Surface:803,940 sq km
System of government: federal republic
Religion: Muslim 97%25 (Sunni 77%25, Shi'a 20%25), Christian, Hindu, and other 3%25
Government: federal republic
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Peshawar is the cultural centre of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa; its culture has evolved over the years and has been principally influenced by Ghandhara culture, Pakhtun culture and Hindko culture. The province in which Peshawar is located has a population that is predominantly Pakhtun. However, Peshawar itself, up until the 1980s, consisted of a predominantly Hindko-speaking population — Hindko-speaking people are ancient inhabitants of the land. Both the Pakhtun and Hindko cultures share commonalities, with the geographical origins of each forming the basis for distinction — the Hindko-speaking people are mostly urbanites, whereas the majority of Pakhtuns came from rural backgrounds, and differences can therefore be found in customs such as marriage ceremonies and style of living. With the...
Peshawar is the capital of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and the administrative centre (but not the capital) for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan In ancient times Peshawar was known as Purushapura and it was established by the Central Asian Kushans. During the Mughal era the modern city of Peshawar was established by Akbar in the 16th century. The city was actually one of the primary trading centers on the ancient Silk Route. Peshawar was an intersection for the various cultures between the South, Central Asia and the Middle East. Peshawar being located right at the edge of the Khyber Pass close to the Afghan border, Peshawar is now the political, commercial, economic, and cultural capital of the Pashtuns.Islamia College is an educational institution located in the city of...