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Peshawar

[pe-shah-wer] /pɛˈʃɑ wər/
noun
1.
a city in N Pakistan, near the Khyber Pass: capital of the former North-West Frontier province.

North-West Frontier Province

[nawrth-west, -west] /ˈnɔrθˌwɛst, -ˈwɛst/
noun
1.
a province in Pakistan, bordering Punjab and Kashmir on the west: a former province of British India. 28,773 sq. mi. (77,516 sq. km).
Capital: Peshawar.
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Peshawar

/pəˈʃɔːə/
noun
1.
a city in N Pakistan, at the E end of the Khyber Pass: one of the oldest cities in Pakistan and capital of the ancient kingdom of Gandhara; university (1950). Pop: 1 255 000 (2005 est)

North-West Frontier Province

noun
1.
a province in N Pakistan between Afghanistan and Jammu and Kashmir: part of British India from 1901 until 1947; of strategic importance, esp for the Khyber Pass. Capital: Peshawar. Pop: 20 170 000 (2003 est). Area: 74 522 sq km (28 773 sq miles)
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North-West Frontier Province

northernmost province of Pakistan. It is bounded by Afghanistan to the west and north, Azad Kashmir and the Northern Areas (the Pakistani-administered areas of the Kashmir region) to the east and northeast, Punjab province to the southeast, and Balochistan province to the southwest. On the western boundary of the North-West Frontier Province, along the Afghan border, are the federally administered tribal areas, a series of semiautonomous areas that are ethnically homogeneous with the province but not politically connected to it. Peshawar is the provincial capital. Area province, 28,773 square miles (74,521 square km); federally administered tribal areas, 10,509 square miles (27,220 square km). Pop. (2003 est.) province, 20,170,000; federally administered tribal areas, 3,420,000.

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