Kalam is worth seeing site in Swat valley. Kalam is located at the distance of 100 km from the mingora, in the northern upper part of Swat valley. It is located at the bank of Suvastu river in KPK province.Kalam is encircled by green hills, thick forests and blessed with mesmerizing Lakes, lively meadows and waterfalls, which make the Valley a must wandering place. It is the birthplace of Swat River, which is conflux of two major tributaries; Gabral River and Ushu River.
It is a vast sub-valley of Swat; is located at an elevation of about 2,000 meters (6, 562 feet) above sea level, and providing a room for a small but fertile plateau above Swat River, making it ideal for farming. A metalled road ends here in Kalam and a shingled road leads to the Ushu and Utror valleys. Visitors can see the snowy mountains from Matiltan, including Falak Sair Mountain, with the height of 5, 918 meters (19,416 feet) and an unnamed peak of 6,096 meters (20, 000 feet) height.
population[change | change source]
According to the population survey of 2017 the population of Kalam valley is 84,434  persons & no of houses are 9810.
Languages[change | change source]
Kalam and Dir Kohistani (also called Gawri ) is one of about two dozen languages that are spoken in the mountain areas of northern Pakistan. The name Kohistan in Urdu and Persian means ‘land of mountains’, and Kohistani, when used as the name of a language, can be translated as ‘mountain language’.
Ethnic Groups[change | change source]
The Dardic people of the Kalam region in northern Swat are known as Kohistanis.
Climate[change | change source]
The climate in Kalam کالام is cold and temperate. Kalam کالام is a city with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. The Köppen-Geiger climate classification is Dfb. In Kalam کالام, the average annual temperature is -1.1 °C | 30.0 °F. The rainfall here is around 1361 mm | 53.6 inch per year.
Tourists Spots[change | change source]
- The Kalam Bazaar (The Downtown)
- Mahodand Lake
- Kundol Lake
- Izmis Lake
The Kalam Bazaar[change | change source]
The Kalam Bazaar is the main marketplace and commercial centre of the kalam valley. Despite being small, Kalam Bazaar has hotels, restaurants, cafes, medical stores, and a good number of general stores. This Bazaar serves as a high street or Downton for locals and tourists in Kalam and rounding areas.
References[change | change source]
- KHYBER PAKHTUNKHWA Government (Summer 2017). "POPULATION AND HOUSEHOLD DETAIL FROM BLOCK TO DISTRICT LEVEL" (PDF). Population Survey of KPK Government.
- by Joan L.G. Baart and Muhammad Zaman Sagar (Summer 2020). "THE GAWRI LANGUAGE OF KALAM AND DIR KOHISTAN" (PDF). Research.
- Empowerment Performance Result (January 3, 2015). "DEVELOPMENT PROFILE OF SWAT DISTRICT" (PDF). Situation Analysis & Baseline Surveys for Poverty Reduction Through Rural Development in KPK, FATA & Balochistan.