Baldheri

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Baldheri
Baldehri is in Abbottabad District
Baldehri is in Abbottabad District
Coordinates: 34°15′0″N 73°12′0″E / 34.25000°N 73.20000°E / 34.25000; 73.20000Coordinates: 34°15′0″N 73°12′0″E / 34.25000°N 73.20000°E / 34.25000; 73.20000
Country Pakistan
ProvinceKhyber Pakhtunkhwa
DistrictAbbottabad
TehsilAbbottabad
Government
 • NazimAsad Khan[1]
 • Naib NazimSaqlain Sarwar
Population
 • Total15,744

Baldheri is one of the 51 Union Councils of Abbottabad District in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan,[2] the union council of Baldheri is named after the main village of the area.

People[change | change source]

The population of Baldheri Union Council is 14,796.[3]

Location[change | change source]

The village of Baldheri itself is at 34°15'0N 73°12'0E [4] which is about 11 km east of Abbottabad city centre on the route towards Mansehra city on the main Mansehra Road. Mansehra is directly to the north, but because it is a very hilly area the roads do not go straight - so Baldheri is on the road from Mansehra to Abbottabad city.

Baldheri has a height of 1143 metres (3753 feet), the Union Council is between Ferozabad village to Tanan Village and Mangal to Halmaira.

Subdivisions[change | change source]

The Union Council of Baldheri is made up of the following areas: Baldheri, Gojri, Hal Maira Uta, Hal Maira Tarta, Jalalpura, More Kalan, Sajikot and Tannan[1]

Qalandarabad[change | change source]

Qalandarabad is major town in Baldheri Union Council and is famous throughout Hazara for its Chapal Kebabs. The Bach Christian Hospital is in the town.

Villages[change | change source]

The Union Council of Baldheri consists of the following villages:

  1. Baldheri
  2. Gogri
  3. Halmaira
  4. Mangal
  5. Morkalaan
  6. Neelay Pair
  7. Qalandarabad
  8. Sajikot
  9. Ferozabad
  10. Tannan
  11. Tarhana Malik
  12. Tarhana Mistri

Geography[change | change source]

Like much of the Abbottabad area it is a very beautiful place, with fresh water streams running down from the hills and mountains. The main steam is called Mangal, and its water is very important for farming. There are primary schools almost in every village. Bach Christian Hospital is also here in Baldheri UC, this hospital was very important during the 2005 Pakistan earthquake that struck the area, due to its location on the Karakoram Highway.

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