Lora, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Lora
Union Council
Lora is in Abbottabad District
Coordinates: 33°52′59″N 73°16′59″E / 33.88306°N 73.28306°E / 33.88306; 73.28306Coordinates: 33°52′59″N 73°16′59″E / 33.88306°N 73.28306°E / 33.88306; 73.28306
Country  Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Abbottabad
Tehsil Havelian
Government
 • Nazim khan Bilal Hameed Khan[1]
 • Naib Nazim Khalid Munir Abbasi

Lora is one of the 51 Union Councils of Abbottabad District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.[2] Lora Union Council takes it name from the main village of area. The Local language is Hindko but Urdu is also universally understood. Lora is connected with Abbottabad by the Ghora Gali- Shah Maqsood road, the travelling time from Abbottabad is about 3 hours by Bus and two hours by car. Murree is about 22 km from Lora and can be reached in 40 mins.

Location[change | change source]

Lora is located at 33°52'60N 73°16'60E with a height of 1138 metres (3736 feet).[3] It is in the southern part of Abbottabad District in Havelian Tehsil it is next to other Union Councils these are: Nara to the north, Nagri Totial to the north and east, Goreeni to the south, and Phallah to the west.

UC Lora is crossed by the Nadi Haro River (on which the Khanpur Dam is built). Locals grow seasonal crops such as maize (makai) and wheat (gandum).

Subdivisions[change | change source]

The Union Council of Lora is subdivided into the following areas: Ghari, Ghora, Dheri Kiala, Lora, Narhota, Noorpur, Seri and Thath Karam Shah.[1]

Conditions[change | change source]

Lora has always been an important place and also a business hub of Circle Lora which consists of six union councils (Lora, Goreeni, Phallah, Nagri Tutial, Seer Sharqi and Seer Gharbi). It lies at the peripheral boundary of Abbottabad and many of the people work in Islamabad and Rawalpindi due to easy access by road through the Ghora Gali- Rawalpindi road. Some inhabitants also live and work as far away as Lahore and Karachi, and a number are also expatriates abroad, working in the Middle East and Europe. The area is quite prosperous and the people well-off, thanks to the comparatively better economic conditions and foreign currency remittances.

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