Abbottabad Central

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Abbottabad Central
Union Council
Abbottabad Central
Coordinates: 34°09′N 73°13′E / 34.15°N 73.217°E / 34.15; 73.217Coordinates: 34°09′N 73°13′E / 34.15°N 73.217°E / 34.15; 73.217
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Abbottabad
Tehsil Abbottabad
Government
 • Naib Nazim Jabar Hussai Siddiqui
Population
 • Total 27,915

Abbottabad Central is a Union Council of Abbottabad District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[1] It is in Abbottabad city, the capital of the district, it borders the following Union Councils, Malikpura Urban to the north and west, by Salhad to the south and by Dhamtour to the east.

A part of Abbottabad Central comprises the Old Abbottabad Town, which had been originally founded in January 1853[2] by Major James Abbott[3] and which in turn has two main sections the Civil Lines and the Military Cantonment. This old portion is a historical place of considerable significance to the period of the British Raj. The Old Saddar (Main/Central) Bazaar, St Luke's Church, Abbottabad, the Old Christian Cemetery Abbottabad, the Lady Garden Park, the Abbottabad Club and several other old British Indian Army structures are found here.

References[change | edit source]

  1. District Government Abbottabad
  2. Hazara Gazetteer 1883-84 pub Lahore, 1884
  3. Later Major-General Sir James Abbott, see Directory Whos Who in the Bengal Army, Calcutta, 1867