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Malakand (Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa)

Malakand is located at a distance of 86 km from Peshawar via Mardan on Malankand-Mardan Road. It has very important strategic location as a gateway to Bajaur, Swat, Bunair, and Lower Dir. It is surrounded by barren mountains, where Malakand Pass connects Mardan to Swat and Dir near Dargai.

The Swat River is one of the main river in this district which flows from Swat and falls into the Kabul River. There is not much rain in Malakand, so irrigation is performed by using water from the Swat River and local streams.

Before construction of Swat Express Highway, it was the only way to access Swat valley. But still people loves to use this pass, due to its attractive and beautiful landscape.

Jabban and Malakand Hydro-Elecric Project are most important place to visit in Malakand. Mountains around Malakand also has rich deposits of mineral resources such as china clay, chromite iron, etc.

Malakand Map