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Attock (Urdu: ), the headquarters of Attock Districtmarker old name before 1985 was Campbellpurmarker, is a city located in the northern border of the Punjabmarker province of Pakistanmarker, and also a border district on the river Indusmarker.

It is just 80 km from Rawalpindimarker and 100 km from Peshawarmarker, and 10 km from the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamramarker.


British rule

The city's foundations were laid in 1908, and it was named Campbellpur after Sir Campbell.

After independence

Although Pakistan had become independent from Britain in 1947 it wasn't until 1978 that the name Attock was adopted for the city.

Attock's first oil well was drilled in Khaur in 1915. It has an oil and gas field Dakhini near Jand. One-third of Pakistan's oil is produced.

Geography and Climate

Attock is located at 33° 46' 20N Latitude and 72° 22' 6E Longitude. It has an altitude of 348 metres (1145 ft). The average annual rainfall in the district is 783mm (30.83 inches).

Attock District's climate is characterized by very hot summers and very cold winters. The maximum temperature reaches 40°C. The northern part is more humid with a relatively moderate climate as compared to the southern part.

The river Indusmarker flows on the western and northern sides of the district; the Haro Rivermarker comes from Haripurmarker and passes through the Attock tehsil on the north of the Kala Chitta Range. The land consists mainly of hills, plateaus, and dissected plains. The area north of the Haro Rivermarker is a flood plain with fertile soil.


The city of Attock, as well as being district capital, is also the administrative centre of Attock Tehsil, the city is subdivided into 4 Union Councils, these are:

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