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Utmanzai
Town
Utmanzai is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Utmanzai
Utmanzai
Utmanzai is located in Pakistan
Utmanzai
Utmanzai
Coordinates: 34°11′40.8″N 71°45′56.4″E / 34.194667°N 71.765667°E / 34.194667; 71.765667Coordinates: 34°11′40.8″N 71°45′56.4″E / 34.194667°N 71.765667°E / 34.194667; 71.765667
Country Pakistan
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
Elevation
390 m (1,280 ft)
Population
 (1998)
 • Total24,848
Time zoneUTC+5 (PST)

Utmanzai is a town in Charsadda tehsil of Charsadda District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1] It is located at the border between Mohmand Agency and Charsadda District.

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Charsadda Tehsil

Charsadda Tehsil

Charsadda Tehsil is a tehsil located in Charsadda District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Charsadda District, Pakistan

Charsadda District, Pakistan

Charsadda District is a district in Peshawar Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Prior to its establishment as a separate district in 1998, it was a tehsil within Peshawar District. Pashtuns make up majority of the population of the district. District headquarter is town of Charsadda, which was part of the Peshawar ex-metropolitan region.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa commonly abbreviated as KP or KPK, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan. Located in the northwestern region of the country, KPK is the smallest province of Pakistan by land area and the third-largest province by population after Punjab and Sindh. It shares land borders with the Pakistani provinces of Balochistan to the south, Punjab to the south-east and province of Gilgit-Baltistan to the north and north-east, as well as Islamabad Capital Territory to the east, Autonomous Territory of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to the north-east. It shares an international border with Afghanistan to the west. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is known as a tourist hot spot for adventurers and explorers and has a varied landscape ranging from rugged mountains ranges, valleys, plains surrounded by hills, undulating submontane areas and dense agricultural farms.

Pakistan

Pakistan

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population of almost 243 million people, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population just behind Indonesia. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country in the world by area and 2nd largest in South Asia, spanning 881,913 square kilometres. It has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south, and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor in the north, and also shares a maritime border with Oman. Islamabad is the nation's capital, while Karachi is its largest city and financial centre.

Overview

It is one of the eight main villages of Hashtnagar (one of the two constituent parts of Charsadda District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).[2] It is present on Main Tangi road between Rajjar and Turangzai.

Utmanzai is the birthplace of famous Pakhtun leader and Frontier Gandhi, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (famously known as Bacha Khan).[3] Among other notable political figures, educationalists and thinkers who belong to the village are Khan Abdul Ghani Khan, Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Khan Abdul Ali Khan, Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan (known as Doctor Khan Saib), Major General Akbar Khan, Nisar Muhammad Khan and Lieutenant General Imran Ullah Khan.

Utmanzai, is the centre of regional and national politics because it is the birthplace of Khudai Khidmatgar Tehreek, a movement which played a crucial role in the struggle against British Raj.[4][5][6]

The main ethnic group in Utmanzai is Muhammadzai; however, there are further 4–5 ethnic subgroups, including Shamozai, Parich, Khel, Khwazi Khel, Peeran, Katikan, Julagan and several others that are few in number.

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Hashtnagar

Hashtnagar

Hashtnagar is one of the two constituent parts of the Charsadda District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The name Hashtnagar is derived from the Sanskrit अष्टनगरम् Aṣṭanagaram, "eight towns", from Sanskrit aṣṭa, "eight" and नगर nagara, "settlement, locality, town". There was an unrelated town of the same name near Kabul in the 17th century. It was home to the Roshani Movement. The descriptive was later influenced by the Persian هشت hasht, "eight". The etymology "Eight Towns", refers to the eight major settlements situated in this region. These are:Chārsadda, Hashtnagar [Muhammadzai and Kheshgi] Prang Rajjar, Chārsadda Sherpao, Chārsadda Tangi, Chārsadda Turangzai, Chārsadda Umarzai, Chārsadda Utmanzai, Chārsadda Dargai, Chārsadda

Charsadda District, Pakistan

Charsadda District, Pakistan

Charsadda District is a district in Peshawar Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan. Prior to its establishment as a separate district in 1998, it was a tehsil within Peshawar District. Pashtuns make up majority of the population of the district. District headquarter is town of Charsadda, which was part of the Peshawar ex-metropolitan region.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa commonly abbreviated as KP or KPK, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan. Located in the northwestern region of the country, KPK is the smallest province of Pakistan by land area and the third-largest province by population after Punjab and Sindh. It shares land borders with the Pakistani provinces of Balochistan to the south, Punjab to the south-east and province of Gilgit-Baltistan to the north and north-east, as well as Islamabad Capital Territory to the east, Autonomous Territory of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to the north-east. It shares an international border with Afghanistan to the west. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is known as a tourist hot spot for adventurers and explorers and has a varied landscape ranging from rugged mountains ranges, valleys, plains surrounded by hills, undulating submontane areas and dense agricultural farms.

Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan

Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan

Dr. Khan Sahib, mistakenly named as Khan Abdul Jabbar Khan, was a pioneer in the Indian Independence Movement and a Pakistani politician. He was the elder brother of the Pashtun activist Abdul Ghaffar Khan, both of whom opposed the partition of India. Upon independence, he pledged his allegiance to Pakistan and later served as the Chief Minister of West Pakistan.

Imran Ullah Khan

Imran Ullah Khan

Lieutenant General Imran Ullah Khan HI(M) SI(M) SBt is a retired Pakistan Army general. He remained the Governor of Balochistan province in PPP-led government from May 1994 to May 1997.

Khudai Khidmatgar

Khudai Khidmatgar

Khudai Khidmatgar was a predominantly Pashtun nonviolent resistance movement known for its activism against the British Raj in colonial India; it was based in the country's North-West Frontier Province.

British Raj

British Raj

The British Raj was the rule of the British Crown on the Indian subcontinent; it is also called Crown rule in India, or Direct rule in India, and lasted from 1858 to 1947. The region under British control was commonly called India in contemporaneous usage and included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which were collectively called British India, and areas ruled by indigenous rulers, but under British paramountcy, called the princely states. The region was sometimes called the Indian Empire, though not officially.

Khel (clan)

Khel (clan)

Khel are sub-tribes of Pashtun tribes in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The title of the tribe ends in Zai and its sub-tribe name ends in Khel. Khel is also a common final element in the names of villages in Afghanistan and in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan, such as Darra Adam Khel.

Population

The population of Utmanzai, according to the 1998 census, is 19,530. The population of Utmanzai according to the official census over the years is shown in the table below.[7]

Census Year Population
1951 10,272
1961 12,610
1972 15,857
1981 18,931
1998 24,848

Source: "Utmanzai, Charsadda", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utmanzai,_Charsadda.

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References
  1. ^ Newspaper, the (2013-07-29). "Restoration of Utmanzai municipal body sought". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  2. ^ "On the road to Charsadda | TNS - The News on Sunday". tns.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  3. ^ "The forgotten philosophy of Bacha Khan - Daily Times". Daily Times. 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  4. ^ "Bacha Khan remembered: Khudai Khidmatgar leader enshrined in his spirit rebellion - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-01-19. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  5. ^ Mehdi, Tahir (2012-08-14). "The Two-Muslim theory". DAWN.COM. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  6. ^ "'Bacha Khan's ancestral home be declared heritage site' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 2016-09-02. Retrieved 2017-11-24.
  7. ^ "AREA & POPULATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE UNITS BY RURAL/URBAN: 1951-1998 CENSUSES (PDF)" (PDF). www.pbs.gov.pk. Retrieved 2017-11-24.


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