History & Iformation of Haripur Hazara

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(Last Updated On: October 9, 2017)

Haripur Hazara is one of the most famous slang of Pakistani people but unfortunately it is an underrated city of Pakistan as well because People of different cities think there is nothing important in Haripur. So, today In this article I am sharing the brief history of Haripur Hazara by which we will let them know that our city is not an ordinary place.

Haripur Hazara Info

Haripur, Pakistan is one of the district of Hazara division in region of KPK having altitude of around 610 meters above the sea level. According to graphs in 2013, Haripur became on of the highest Human Development Index of Pakistani districts. It should be clear before 1991, haripur was tehsil of Abbottabad.

Haripur Hazara History

If we talk about the history of Haripur then You’ll get to know the real honor of your city. Haripur has seen 5 historic eras of it’s time which are respectively mentioned below;

  1. Ancient and Medieval Period
  2. Turkish Rule
  3. Durrani Rule
  4. Sikh Annexation
  5. British India

We will discuss about all these eras in another article or may be we will try to make a documentary on it.

Dams in Haripur

This is also important because it is rich in natural resources and contains two important dams, Tarbela Dam and Khanpur Dam. Besides them there are few more reservoirs but they are small. We are providing electricity to a big part of our beloved country Pakistan while haripur is also supplying drinking water to Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

 

Notable people

Field Martial and ex president of Pakistan Ayub Khan,  Abdul Majid Khan Tarin, Abdus Salim Khan, Sardar Bahadur Khan, Pir Sabir Shah, Akhter Nawaz Khan and some other people are famous and notable personalities of the city.

Boundaries of Haripur

Geographically, the district borders Abbottabad District to the northeast, Mansehra District in the northeast, the Punjab to the southeast, the Buner to the northwest and Swabi to the west. The Federal Capital of Islamabad is adjacent to the district in the south.

Demographics

As of the 1998 census, Haripur’s population was 692,228. By 2005, it was estimated to have increased to 803,000. 12.0% live in urban districts with the remaining 88.0% residing in rural areas.

The population is spread over an area of 1,725 square kilometres (666 sq mi), resulting in a density of 401.3 persons per km².[10] This compares to an average density of 233 persons per km² in Hazara as a whole. The average household size of the district is 6.6 persons compared to 8 at the provincial level. Agriculture is the predominant livelihood of the population while the total arable area is 77,370 acres (313.1 km²).

According to the 1981 census data for Haripur tehsil, the predominant language is Hindko, spoken as a first language in 89% of all households, followed by Pashto (7.6%) and Punjabi (1.3%).[11]

The literacy rate in the Haripur district is 53.7%, substantially higher than the literacy rate in the region of Hazara, which is 35.2%. The female literacy rate is only 37.4% compared to male literacy of 63.6%, and urban literacy rate of 69.7% is significantly higher than the rural rate of 51.4%.

Education

Haripur District has two government funded post graduate colleges, providing higher level education, as well as four degree colleges for women. University of Haripur (UOH) was established in 2012.

In 2000–2001, Haripur had 907 government primary schools, including 656 for boys and 251 for girls. In addition to government primary schools, 166 mosque schools were in the district. The primary school population (5–9 years) consisted of 101,670 students, of which 52,240 (51.38%) were boys and 49,430 (48.61%) were girls.

The district had 83 middle schools (56 for boys and 27 for girls), during 2001.

Industries

There are many factories on the Hatar Industrial Estate including the most modern SSP fertilizer unit (Double A Fertilizers). The presence of these industries means the district plays an important role in national economic development. One of the most prominent industries in the Haripur district is known as Cactus Fertilizer (formerly Pak-China Fertilizers) which is the largest producer of phosphate fertilizer in Pakistan with an enormous production capacity of 500 tons a day.

Haripur’s role in the agricultural field is also important. The district provides fruit and vegetables to Peshawar, Islamabad, and the Punjab.

So, in this article I just shared some information and history of Haripur Hazara and I hope you will love this article by sharing it with your friends and family. Stay tuned with My Haripur for more exciting content.