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Haripur

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Haripur is the main city of the Haripur District in Hazara, Khyber Pukhtunkhwa in Pakistan, with Swabi and Buner to the west, some 65km north of Islamabad and 35km south of Abbottabad. It is in a hilly plain area at an altitude of 520m.The city lies on the Karakoram Highway . Many castes and tribes live in Haripur including the Shah's of Chhoi, Tanolis, Khan, Abbasi, Gakhars, Turks, Gujjars, Karlal, Qazi/Awan, Jadoon, Mughal, Douli Mughal, Tareen, Sulemani, and Raja.The city is named after Sardaar Hari Singh Nalwa, reminiscent of the area's Sikh history, having been founded by that particular Sikh general.HistoryHaripur was founded by the Sikh general Hari Singh Nalwa in 1822 and became the headquarters of Hazara until 1853. Hari Singh Nalwa was appointed by Maharaja Ranjit Singh as the second Nazim of Hazara after the first Nazim Amar Singh Majithia was killed by the local populace at Nara.
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