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Hangu ( ) is a town in the North-West Frontier Provincemarker of Pakistanmarker. It is the chief city of the district of Hangu. Hangu is famous for its greenery, hills, beauty and water.

Location

Hangu is situated in the south of Peshawar (capital city of NWFP) and it is about 40KM away from Kohat District in the west. Before 1998 it was a tehsil of Kohat, but after that Hangu itself a district in Kohat Division. It is the most beautiful city in southern districts of NWFP, Pakistan..In hangu you can watch mountains from where water is gushing into streams.Samana is one of the beautiful place in hangu. Not only Samana but the whole district is famous for its greenery.

Development

Hangu is a small city of NWFP. It has one civil hospital, two government high schools for boys and two government schools for girls. There is a government degree college for boys and girls as well. Numbers of private sector educational institutions are also contributing to promote the social sector educational ratio.

There is a Police Training College (PTC) in Hangu.An Orakzai Agency headquarter is also situated in Hangu which works for the tribal area of FATA.

Tribes

Most of the people of this area are Bangash, a Pashtun's tribe or the people migrated from Orakzai Agency.

Militancy

On Aug 22, at least 16 terrorists (including 2 Chechens) were killed by the Pakistani security forces in a skirmish at Hangu. The terrorists belonged to Darra Adamkhel, and their group included suicide bombers. The Hangu police also arrested two Afghan terrorists in Thallmarker area and seized two Kalashnikovs, one rocket-launcher and one pistol from them.

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